Enjoy a picnic and take one of the short walks in this family friendly reserve.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Picnic beside the Waiwhakaiho River and choose from two easy short walks suitable for all the family. Both walks can be accessed from the carpark.

Meeting of the Waters Walk

Time: 20 min

Stroll through tawa, kahikatea, matai and large tōtara trees.

Araheke Bush Loop Walk

Time: 45 min

Cross the Waiwhakaiho River on the suspension bridge before entering a stand of regenerating lowland forest including matai, rimu and kahikatea. 

Getting there

This quiet reserve is located only 3 km south of New Plymouth on SH 3.


Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:   +64 6 759 0350
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   55A Rimu Street
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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