Walker on the Hakarimata Walkway, Hakarimata Scenic Reserve
Image: Derek Bao | ©
Located in the Waikato region
The reserve protects 1,850 ha of native forest. The large kauri on the Kauri Loop Track is rare for this area. Find out about nature and conservation in the reserve.
The Hakarimata Scenic Reserve is located 17 km north-west of Hamilton, near Ngaruawahia. It is a great place to enjoy a walk or tramp through native bush, including kauri, in close proximity to Hamilton.
There are three access points to the reserve: off Waingaro Road to the south, from Brownlee Avenue at Ngaruawahia, and from Parker Road at the northern end.