Rameka Track and Kotinga - Anatoki
This popular track follows one of the earliest
surveyed routes into the Takaka Valley and runs from Canaan to Central
Takaka. Views from the open sections are
superb, the forests are rich in birdlife and there are many places
to picnic in the lower reaches of the stream. Allow 3 hours for
the entire trip. Mountain
bikes are allowed to use this track.
Kotinga - Anatoki
The flat expansive plains around Kotinga where
the Anatoki River flows down to meet the Takaka River show a contrasting
landscape of open dairy farm paddocks and carefully trimmed shelter
belts of nashi and kiwifruit orchards.
In times gone by gold miners trekked this way;
the Anatoki Track still leads from the end of Long Plain Road to
the challenging mountains and passes in Kahurangi National Park
with peaks like the Drunken Sailors and the Dragonís Teeth hinting
at the wry humour of some of our high-country explorers. Most visitors
nowadays will be heading through Kotinga to Bencarri
Farm, home of the famous Anatoki Eels. Bencarri is a heritage
farm breeding a wide range of endangered or rare domestic farm animals
such as llamas, alpacas, sheep and yaks. Yarn and garments from
these animals are available at the farm shop. Bencarri also offers
the visitor pleasant riverside walks, picnic and cafe facilities.
Just past Bencarri is the Anatoki
Salmon Farm. Patrons can experience the thrill of catching their
own fish for cooking at their pleasure later. Smoked and fresh salmon
are also available for sale.
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