Sunday, 27 March 2016

Egg-citing Otaki - By the Easter Bunny

Happy Easter everyone!  This year on my Easter Egg journey I've decided to make a stop over in Otaki!  My favourite spot is Otaki Beach, it's so beautiful, I love hopping and jumping around on the sand and bury my big toes into the warm sand.  But I'm an honorary Tidy Kiwi and make sure the only thing I leave behind on the beach are my footprints....maybe you'll see my footprints over the easter holidays?  

I had a look on social media and picked some of my faverite sunset photographs.

Friday, 15 January 2016

#ParkLife - small park at Otaki Main Road

Otaki has a great selection of parks for the kids, and this little spot located on the main highway, near all the shops is a fantastic place for a quick stop.

Whether your other half is shopping at Otaki's outlet stores or your taking a quick break before getting back on the road, the kids will love having a run around in this sweet little park. My little boy especially loved the big red tractor and spent most of his time "Driving the Farmers Car".

There are plenty of picnic tables and park benches to sit down relax and the kids will enjoy playing on the round-around, red tractor, giant rocking horse and swing. This park is also known as the Otaki i-Site playground. Look out for further blog posts on the other great children's parks in Otaki and Te Horo.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Photos from the Millennium Forest, Haruatai Park

The Millennium Forest, located at Haruatai Park, was planted by Otaki Children at the start of the Millennium. Which was a project sponsored by the Otaki Rotary Club. 

You'll find the Millennium Forest Haruatai Park located past the sports playing fields. It was a great spot for some beautiful photographs of native trees and plants. It was a slightly overcast day when we took these photographs, but the green lush colours seemed even more vibrant than usual.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Best Place at the Beach

Otaki Beach is gorgeous, we are extremely lucky to have this on our doorstep! There are so many parts of the beach that it's almost impossible to choose your favourite.

I'm not sure I can choose, which is why I'm putting it to you? What is your favourite area of the beach? And if I don't have a photograph or discription below, please add it to the comments section!


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Swing Bridge

Otaki Forks has been developed for a wide range of activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, from Historic sites, fords, swing bridges, camping, fishing, swiming, tramping and hiking! 

My first stop when heading to Otaki Forks is always the road swing bridge, if your not too scared of heights or bridges and venture across the bridge either by car or foot, you'll be in for a real treat.  

There are fantastic views of the amazing Otaki River from both directions. Just remember to be safe and watch out for vehicles as this bridge is used by local residents and tourists.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Whoever your with, enjoy the view #Paperpeople #Sunset

Otaki Beach, what can you say, it's the most beautiful beach on the Kapiti Coast. It can be wild and ruggered with an amazing collection of driftwood or smooth sand and seashell collecting. There are always fantastic views of Kapiti Island and a great place to swim with the family or your friends. (remember to always swim between the flags!) 
If your taking a long stroll with your pooch across the sands or dipping your toes in the water, so much to love about Otaki Beach.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Fishing Trip with Poppa

My First Fishing trip at Otaki River Mouth with Nanna and Poppa, it was pretty successful, I managed to find two sticks, five rocks and Nanna and Poppa caught a bucketful of fish for my dinner. I wasn't aloud in the water, but Nanna did give me a bath when we got home, I was covered in sand and shells.