Lake Ferry (Lake Onoke)
Winds, N, NW, S, SE, SW
Level: Beginner to Expert
Ferry outlets into Palliser Bay on the South Wairarapa Coast and is a
great freeride spot. If you are into freestyle or just blasting on flat
water, Lake Ferry is good fun, plus the sand spit at the southern end
creates quite a good speed strip in a strong southerly. Its not very deep (but not safe for swimming). Lake Ferry is
also often used as a base for Wairarapa coast wave missions, since it
has accommodation options like the Lake Ferry Holiday Park, and a great
pub in the Lake Ferry Hotel. The WWA holds a weekend fun event here
once per year usually in April.
To get there, after the Rimutaka
Hill road in Featherston, turn right towards Martinborough. Follow this
road for 5 mins and then turn right at the sign to Lake Ferry.