Date: 23 April 2013
The Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway tracks through Ohope Scenic Reserve are now open to the public. The walkway was closed last month due to extreme fire risk in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
The closure is lifted due to the significant rainfall in the last week that has reduced the fire risk says Gisborne Whakatane Area Manager, Andy Bassett.
“We thank the public for their co-operation and hope they will get out to enjoy the walkway again” says Mr Bassett.
Moutohora (Whale Island) is also open to all visitors through commercial access operators White Island Tours and Diveworks.
Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway 16 kilometres of walkway on the outskirts of Whakatane includes three major scenic reserves and a historic reserve. The walkway passes through native and exotic forest, and along coastline and riverbank.
The walkway crosses Kohi Point Scenic Reserve, Ōhope Beach, travels through the Ōhope Scenic Reserve pohutukawa forest, across remnants of native forest to the regenerating flora of Mokorua Bush Scenic Reserve.
Andy Bassett, Area Manager
Gisborne Whakatane Area Office
+64 6 8690460