Introduction

The Department of Conservation advises that due to construction work, the carpark at Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve near Gisborne will be closed between 16th and 30th of March, 2009.

Date:  13 March 2009

The Department of Conservation advises that due to construction work, the carpark at Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve near Gisborne will be closed between 16th and 30th of March, 2009. Work on the carpark is part of an upgrade to the popular scenic reserve that aims to improve access to Gray’s Bush. It is expected that the full project will be completed by the end of May.

Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve is a small but highly significant remnant of the kahikatea forest that once covered the Poverty Bay flats. The presence of puriri in association with kahikatea is rare and the reserve contains well-preserved individual trees reaching heights of up to 40 metres. The majority of the taller kahikatea are from 400 to 500 years old.

Situated less than ten kilometres from Gisborne, Gray’s Bush provides an opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of what local plains were like before land was cleared for farming and settlement.

Contact

Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:   +64 6 869 0460
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   gisborne@doc.govt.nz
Address:   63 Carnarvon Street
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address:   PO Box 668
Gisborne 4040
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