Walking in Waioeka Conservation Area

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This 39,200 ha area covers a large part of the Waioeka River catchment, and is an area of outstanding natural value.

Place overview


  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Waioeka Conservation Area

About this place

Nature and conservation

Whio or blue ducks can be found at the headwaters of the Waioeka River and tributaries. New Zealand falcon can also be seen, as well as kākā, kiwi, and other common bush birds including kererū. 

Getting there

Access to the Waioeka Conservation Area can be found:

  • Off SH2 on Redpath Rd (via Wairata Rd) approx. 40 km from Opotiki
  • Moanui Rd (via Te Wera Rd), 87 km from Opotiki
  • Koranga Valley Rd


Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:   +64 6 869 0460
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   gisborne@doc.govt.nz
Address:   63 Carnarvon Street
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address:   PO Box 668
Gisborne 4040
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