Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve
Image: DOC


Explore this urban oasis with native bush and birds.
  • Take a walk – immerse yourself in native bush or check out the view from the lookout.
  • Listen to the relaxing sound of our native birds including tui and New Zealand pigeon/kererū. Be stalked by cheeky fantail/pīwakawaka.
  • Pack a picnic – there are plenty of picnic tables and a grassy area to spread out on.

Get ready

Download the Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve adventure map (PDF, 3,254K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve is on SH35, about 10 km east of Gisborne.

Time needed: 30 min

Claim your reward

Tell us the Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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