Located in the Chatham Islands region
Thomas Mohi Tuuta (Rangaika) Scenic Reserve is on the Chatham Island's southern coast. Head south east from Waitangi township and take the Owenga Road. The reserve is indicated by signage on the roadside. Park on the roadside.
This 407-hectare reserve is a great example of peat-land forest that once covered most of the southern Chatham Island. Tarahinau forest dominates these regions where the gentle topography favours peat formation. In contrast, the steep coastal banks with their thin soils are clothed in hardy native herbs, flax and mixed broadleaf forest or shrub. These species have adapted to the full force of salt-laden winds.