Nature and conservation
Whio or blue ducks can be found at the headwaters of the Waioeka River and tributaries. New Zealand falcon can also be seen, as well as kākā, kiwi, and other common bush birds (including kererū).
Access to the Waioeka Conservation Area can be found:
- Off SH2 on Redpath Rd (via Wairata Rd) approx. 40 km from Opotiki
- Moanui Rd (via Te Wera Rd), 87 km from Opotiki
- Koranga Valley Rd