New Zealand Walk: Man­ga­toro Scenic Re­serve

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In the Man­ga­toro Scenic Re­serve, east of Dan­nevirke, in south­ern Hawkes Bay there is a one kilo­me­tre 25 minute loop walk through an im­pres­sive eight hectare area of na­tive bush in­clud­ing Matai, To­tara, Rimu and Kahikatea.

From the small grassy carpark with pic­nic ta­bles, the walk de­scends about 20 me­tres and fol­lows a cir­cuit through the trees.

The track feels un­kept and is over­grown in places. It can also be wet, slip­pery and boggy in patches es­pe­cially af­ter rain.

There is a map at the start of the walk. You can do a cir­cuit, or exit back on to Nga­paeruru Road about 500 me­tres from the carpark.

Get­ting there Head east out of Dan­nevirke on Miller Road (sign­posted to We­ber and Pon­garoa), which be­comes We­ber Road. Af­ter about 12 km turn left on to Nga­paeruru Road at Man­ga­toro. The re­serve with carpark is on the right about 1.2 km from the turnoff.

Mid­dle left: There is a steep de­cline af­ter the start of of the walk.. Bot­tome left: Fun­gus grow­ing be­side the track. Other pho­tos show some of the tall trees in the rre­serve.

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