The small rural settlements of Greta Valley, Scargill and Motunau are located just north of the Waipara Valley.
Greta Valley is located approximately halfway between Amberley and Cheviot and is a wonderful place for anyone wanting to ‘get away from it all’.
The closeness of surrounding tourism destinations and the chance to explore for fossils make this a terrific family camping spot.
A local walkway offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
Near Greta Valley on the coast is the holiday settlement of Motunau Beach. A fun family holiday area, the beach is also a focal point for the local crayfish fishing industry.
Several marine charter operators are based in the area and are available for sea fishing while the beach is a prized hunting ground for fossils, which occur in abundance around the cliff faces in the area.