Otawa Scenic Reserve
From Jellicoe Street in Te Puke, turn into Te Puke Quarry Road, then left into Manoeka Road. At the end of Manoeka Road you'll find a sealed car park and picnic area.
About the walks
Manoeka Road to reservoir
15 minutes one way
A track leads to a small clearing beside Te Puke’s original water source. The track crosses a stream before entering the reserve. It continues through a pūriri grove to a small clearing beside Te Puke’s original water reservoir. Return via the same track
Manoeka Road to Otawa Trig
1 hour 45 minutes one way
Take a left hand turn below the reservoir to join with the Otawa Trig Track.
Te Puke Quarry Road to Otawa Trig
4 hours return
A longer half-day walk starts from the top of Te Puke Quarry Road. This walk crosses private farm land to the reserve where the track leads to the Wharetetarakeho Trig and follows the gently undulating ridgeline to Otawa Trig. Visitors can retrace their steps or continue along the track, which then descends steeply to meet the Otawa Reservoir Track.
400 metres past the Otawa Trig, a branch to the right leads to Otanewainuku. This track crosses private land and is not regularly maintained by DOC.