The Motutara Recreation Reserve lies halfway between Russell and Whangārei. At the reserve you’ll find several small beaches and some good fishing and diving spots.

3.4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 40 min return Easy: Walking track

Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


DOC Customer Service Centre
Phone 0800 275 362
Email whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address DOC offices
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