Te Kauri Park Scenic Reserve
An 1100 hectare native bush reserve, managed by the Department of Conservation, is right on the lodge’s doorstep.
A range of walks, from 20 minutes to 4 hours long, allow you to experience the reserve’s natural beauty. This includes impressive views, spectacular waterfalls, towering limestone bluffs, 400 year old kauri, huge kahikatea, caves, clear streams and glow worms. The reserve is home to bellbirds, tui, kingfisher, kereru, falcons, and morepork.
About 40 minutes’ walk from the lodge is a campsite next to the Waikuku Stream. The campsite has room for about 10 tents and a long drop toilet.
The Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club monitors and controls pests in the reserve. More than 400 bait stations spaced over 20km in the reserve control rats, possums, mice and stoats and other mustelids.
Te Kauri Lodge
3700 State Highway 31 (Kawhia Road), Te Awamutu 3878
Custodian : Ruby
+64 7 871 0625
Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club
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