Located in the Bay of Plenty region
Otawa Scenic Reserve contains attractive lowland forest dominated by tawa and rewarewa.
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.