Stop for a picnic and enjoy a stroll in native forest. 3kms north of Norsewood, just off State Highway 2.
21 kms from Dannevirke at the end of Kumeti Road. This Reserve links to the Ruahine Forest Park. Public toilets are available here.
Ngapaeruru Scenic Reserve
Ngapaeruru Road is located 15 kilometres east of Dannevirke. A giant Totara, said to be one of the largest in New Zealand is a feature.
Pipinui Reserve (Makuri)
This is a scenic reserve on the Coonoor/Makuri Road, just 6kms north of Makuri. There are glow worm caves at Coonoor on private property.
Pongaora Bush Walk
The Yellow Track to Pongaroa Outlook and Cemetery takes 10-15 minutes and suits all levels of fitness. The Red Track takes 5 minutes to the picnic table in the bush and suits all levels of fitness. The main walk takes about 20 - 25 minutes and has views of Benarty, Akaroa Peak and the Beehive.
Ruahine Forest Park
Many huts for trampers, from one hour to overnight. Magnificent views.
At the foot of the Ruahine Ranges, 18kms from Dannevirke. Bush walks and picnic areas. This reserve also links with the Ruahine Forest Park.
Five hectares of bush-covered hillside, with a mixture of native and exotic trees. Access is from State Highway 2, north of Dannevirke.
Waihi Falls are spectacular, especially after rain,well worth a visit. They are located 45kms east of Dannevirke on Oporae Road.
Contact: Tararua i-SITE
Phone: 0800 TARARUA
Activity Type: Walks & Tramps