Big Tree Walk
Wheelchair / Pram Accessible
There are large mataī, kahikatea and lowland tōtara along the track, some of which are thought to be 1000 years old. The largest tree, a huge lowland tōtara, is almost three metres across.
Look out for the remains of a bush tramway route running alongside this track. These tramways had wooden rails and were used for hauling out logs. At the top of the embankment you can see the original width of the tramway, marked by wooden edging
Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve hunting block has a restricted hunting season. Hunting is not allowed from 1 October to 1 April (inclusive of Easter and Anzac weekends). Red deer, chamois and pig are present, as well as the occasional tahr.
How to get here
Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve is 22 km north of Geraldine. Follow Main North Road (Scenic Highway 72) for 8 km. Turn left just after
the Orari Bridge onto Geraldine Arundel Road. After 3 km, take the second left onto Peel Forest Road and follow this road for 13 km.
Map of Track
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