TE HAPU Activities

Many days can be spent exploring the beautiful coastline, fishing, swimming, gazing into rock pools or gathering shell fish. Te Hapu offers stunning rock formations, indigenous coastal vegetation (including ancient Nikau Palms), diverse bird life, and panoramic vistas. Photographers can be very busy.

At Te Hapu you will find a diverse range of activities to enjoy - lots to do for both young and old.

  • Great scenic walks
  • Exploring
  • Picnics
  • Swimming
  • Photography
  • Mountain biking
  • Lazing on the beach
  • Surfing
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Geology
  • Botanizing
  • Caving
  • Rock climbing

Whanganui Inlet (Westhaven), one of New Zealand's largest tidal inlets, is unique for being largely unmodified. It has the protective status of Marine Reserve and Wild Life Management Area. There is a wharf where you can launch your own boat. Bird life includes species such as the Bar-tailed Godwit which migrates from Siberia, White Heron, Blue Heron and Bittern.

Your horse is welcome at Te Hapu. Dressage arena and cross country jumps available around the farm. Please make sure you discuss your horse plans with Zander before you get here! 

Activities nearby:

  • Boating
  • White baiting
  • Horse trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Farewell Spit Tours
  • Mangarakau Wetland Rehabilitation Project
  • The Nugget Cafe (seasonal opening hours)
  • Art Haven - Creative Workshops in Collingwood