Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve Walk

  • Walking

This easy track through native bush has creeks for kids to explore and a grassy picnic area close to the car park - it's a great option for families.

There is a loop track through the reserve, which crosses over three small foot bridges and takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. There is also a lookout platform in the reserve, from which there is a good view of Wainui Beach and the surrounding hills.

There is a grassy picnic area close to the car park with several picnic tables and plenty of room to spread out. The track is well formed and graded and suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness.


No dogs

How to get here

The Okitu Scenic Reserve is located on SH35, about 8 km east of central Gisborne, at the northern end of Wainui Beach. There is a small car park adjacent to the reserve which is near the base of Makorori Point.

As the reserve is right on the edge of SH35, care should be taken driving in and out of the car park, as traffic may appear with little warning. Visitors are also advised to stand clear of the road and to supervise children while in the car park.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

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Page last updated: Apr 23, 2021, 11:25 AM