I'Anson Bush Reserve
Loop Road, turn off State Highway 2 just north of Te Puna
There is a parking area just off Loop Road, beside State Highway 2. The reserve sits adjacent to the car park with the loop track starting at either side.
About the walk
Up to 45 minutes return
This quiet picnic spot has been turned from pasture to native bush, with a small lake – Lake Taki – formed by damming the Waikaraka Stream.
From the car park, tracks circle the lake and pass through a grove of native trees. The track goes downstream to Armstrong Road and returns on the same route.
This reserve was gifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Trust (QEII National Trust) in 1987 by local residents Keith and Takiko I’Anson.