Tutukiwi Reserve

Photo shows aerial view of a heavily forested reserve in a gully with a walkway winding up and down hill and along a waterway.

This area of remnant bush is named after one of New Zealand's largest orchids, which can be found flowering here between October and December. It's also home to a short walk.

Part-way up Moonshine Valley Road, turn sharp right into the signposted carpark. This is the starting point for a short walk along Manga-o-tane stream and alongside a pair of man-made lakes.

Cool off in the stream or simply enjoy the serenity of this hidden bush remnant reserve. The bridge over the stream originally crossed the Waikato River, taking tourists over to view the Huka Falls.

Photo shows a rural walkway winding along a shady tree-lined gully next to a waterway with the Tararua Ranges in the background.

Walkway distance: 0.4km

Contour: Gentle

Surface: Grass

Access points: Moonshine Valley Road

Special attractions: Historic Huka Falls bridge, mature and restoration native bush, wetlands, stream access


Tutukiwi Reserve Moonshine, Valley Road, Aokautere 4471  View Map

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