Take a short stroll to a picnic spot in this reserve renowned for its unique and rare and endangered flora.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

10 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


From the carpark a short track heads down to a delightful bridge across the Hautapu River. From here a short walk takes you to a large clearing suitable for picnicking. A small stretch of boardwalk crosses an area that can be wet and swampy during winter.

Getting there

Paengaroa Scenic Reserve is situated near the village of Mataroa. Turn west off State Highway 1 three kilometres north of Taihape. Just before reaching Mataroa School turn right and cross the railway bridge and straight ahead lies the carpark.


Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
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Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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