The Otunahe Scenic Reserve (approx. 70 hectares) is a private QE11-convenanted reserve that is within the much larger predator-controlled area of 13,000 hectares cared for by the East Taranaki Environment Trust (ETET).
The reserve at Purangi is a wonderful example of mature native forest and the area has become recognised as a national stronghold for Western North Island Brown kiwi with an estimated 500 pairs in residence.
The area has a rich biodiversity and is also home to other native species including fernbird, bellbird, tui, kereru, New Zealand Robin, New Zealand falcon, and whitehead.
Cost: A donation of $10 per person, under 5 years old Free.
All donations help us to continue our work to provide a predator controlled environment.
Otunahe scenic reserve self-guided walk, Aukawa Road, Purangi, Whangamomona, Taranaki, New Zealand.
- Months of operation:
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to town:
- 36km to Inglewood
Pricing and Conditions
- Other charges:
- Donation of $10 and Children 5 years and under free