View the spectacular Motu Falls from the car park and picnic area, or walk along an old coach road through native forest - suitable for all ages.

Track overview

6.3 km one way

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Shorter option

Time: 30 min

From the car park on Motu Falls Road, cross the swingbridge and walk as far as you wish along an old coach road. The track passes through native forest and over numerous small streams.

Longer option

Time: 2 hr 30 min

Walk across the reserve from the car park on Marumoko Road to the Motu Falls car park. The walk from this end is an easy, downhill gradient and is suitable for all ages.

Getting there

Whinray Scenic Reserve is 87 km from Gisborne, halfway between Opotiki and Gisborne. The car park on Motu Falls Road is 5 km past the Motu township. The reserve can also be accessed from Marumoko Road.

Know before you go

The track is well benched but you may see triangles of various colours off to the side of the track.  These indicate biodiversity work areas and are not walking tracks, don't follow these.

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