Farmstay & River Side Park Activities


Waiwhenua River Side Park offers guided trout fishing & unguided farm walks

Trout Fishing with Local Guide

The Tūtaekurī River offers the angler top-quality fishing for a large population of rainbow trout some of which reach very large sizes. Predominantly rainbow trout but with some brown trout the fish average around 1.5 kg though many fish in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches. There can be a good run of sea-run brown trout in the lower reaches some of which also reach impressive sizes.

We recommend the use of a fishing guide for those unfamiliar with the river. Our local guide's knowledge of the river and techniques are invaluable. Prior bookings are essential for this activity - please email us at to find out more.

River Park Walks

Woolshed Walk - Walk back up the main farm track you drove down to reach River Park until you reach the green & red woolshed on your right-hand side which was built in the early 1900's. You may see some of the workings going on in the woolshed or sheep yards on the day. Please be keep an eye out for stock & vehicles.

Trig Tank Walk - You can either continue on from the Woolshed Walk or drive. Turn right to head back up River Road and past the two cottages on your left-hand side. Continue for another 500 meters until you see a tank on top of a hill on your right-hand side. Enter through the gate at the bottom of the hill that has a red wooden sign stating "walk up to tank". This has amazing views of the farm and surrounding area. In the evenings you can experience the beautiful sunset over the mountains range.

Peninsula Walk - Next to the closest gate to River Park there is another gate with a red sign stating "No Vehicles". Walk through here and across the creek. Continue heading up the track through another gate - this is the Peninsula paddock. Continue walking up the track until you reach the top. You will notice this is an area we have milled pine trees out of. Take care when walking through here and keep to the outer edge! 

You are entering our property at your own risk and we hold no responsibility for any accident or injury incurred while staying at Waiwhenua River Park.


One Happy Angler
River view2
River Pine Block View
The historic Waiwhenua Woolshed
Guided Fishing