AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park

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AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park

The A H Reed Memorial Kauri Park is a magnificent remnant of the original Northland kauri forest

Mature 500 year old kauri trees can be viewed up close from a raised walkway running through the forest canopy. The Paranui Falls flow into the bubbling Wai Koromiko stream that runs through the park.

HISTORY
The site received recreational reserve status in 1889 and was named in 1956 after A H Reed, a well known author and publisher who had an interest in long distance walking, the environment and kauri trees in particular.

DETAIL
The Elizabeth / Alexander Canopy Loop
Grade:    1
Time:      30 minutes
Distance:  890 metres

From the lower car park, cross the bridge by the information sign and onto the  Alexander Walk. At the crossways, turn left over the Canopy Walkway to the large kauri trees. The Elizabeth Track (steeper, with steps and not surfaced) makes a circular walk back to the car park.

The Alexander / McKinnon/ Canopy loop
Grade:    1
Time:      15 minutes
Distance:  300 metres

From the middle car park, take the ramp down to the cross ways. Turn right along the Alexander Track over the stream and then left along the McKinnon Track. At the large kauri trees, turn left over the Canopy Walkway back to the base of the ramp near the middle car park. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs and the less able. The walk can be extended down the Alexander Walk to the lower car park but some people may find the return walk a little too steep.

Paranui Falls
Grade:    2
Time:      60 minutes
Distance:  1450 metres

From the lower car park, take the Alexander Walk to the right.  At the Canopy Walkway, continue ahead to the McKinnon Track and then turn right. This track becomes quite steep and uneven in places.

There are two lookouts over the Paranui Falls from near the top where there are also many kauri rickers (young trees). The Elizabeth Track can be used to make a circular walk back to the Car Park, via the large kauri trees.

MAPS
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Location
Whareora Road,
Whareora, Whangarei, Northland

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