Sit-on Kayaks: For hire at the Cowshed Cafe.
The river is a scenic delight; calm, clear, still water stretches and low grade rapids. Beautiful and ideal for beginners.
Fishing: A variety of fish feed in this river/sea environment. Fish in the river for Brown Trout , Herrings and Kahawai and surf cast off the beach for Snapper, Rig, Butterfish and others.
Whitebait fishing September to mid-November using scoop or set nets.
Cycling: A good way to get around Gentle Annie. Mountain bike up the Mokihinui Gorge, the Chasm Creek Walkway, the Charming Creek Walkway and/or the Denniston Plateau. For a workout, bike up the Karamea Bluff to the giant Matai Tree and lookout.
Swimming and Surfing: The river and sea both provide fun in the water. Boogy boarding is exciting at the St Helens Rapid. At lowish tide, the reef over Gentle Annie Point provides sheltered conditions to bathe in the rock pools.
Play: At the Cowshed there are areas provided for petanque, horseshoes, volleyball, cricket and other games. A tennis court near the Rimu House is available to all guests.
Beach: Fossick for gemstones and native driftwood; construct driftwood huts; and pan gold from the black sand. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets, warmed by a driftwood fire and stargaze the clear night skies.
Horse Treks: Beach treks can be arranged.
Gentle Annie Point Maze: Get lost in New Zealand's only Native Plant Maze. The Maze with a view.
Low Ropes Course: In Kahikatea and Nikau bush challenge your balancing and cooperative skills. Fun for the family
Relaxation: Feet up, bum down , enjoy your stay at Gentle Annie.
Feel free to ask for further information and/or equipment at the Cowshed.