Mohi Bush Scenic Reserve
Image: Ellen Fitzsimons | ©
The short loop cuts through the middle of the reserve, while the long loop leads to the far end of the reserve. Both tracks pass a wealth of seedlings and ferns growing underneath podocarps such as miro and matai.
This reserve was one of the first in New Zealand to be treated with bait stations for possum control, and it shows - take your time and enjoy the results.
To reach Mohi Bush, head south from Havelock North on Waimarama Rd, turn into Maraetotara Rd, then Waipoapoa Rd (38 km from Havelock North).
Mohi Bush is considered the best reserve on the Maraetotara Plateau for people to explore. The tracks are reasonably flat and the walking easy.