Located in the Bay of Plenty region
Access to the reserve is from Te Puke Quarry Rd or from Manoeka Rd, off SH 2 between Te Puke and Papamoa.
The Te Puke Quarry Rd access crosses private farmed land via a formed track. A small car park marks the entrance. Please leave the farm gates as you find them, and keep to the track.
At the Manoeka Rd entrance, a picnic area near an old reservoir is accessible by people of most ages and abilities.
Otawa Scenic Reserve contains attractive lowland forest dominated by tawa and rewarewa.