Maraetotara Reserves

13 December 21, 2023

There were five of us out for a half day outing and our first stop was at the Maraetotara Gorge Scenic Reserve.  We had been here earlier in the year on a Sunday tramp and most had not been through to the natural land-bridge over the Maraetotara River because of the damage to the track from Gabrielle.   This time Peter led the way directly to the land-bridge, which we crossed and explored the bush on the other side. We returned to the van after about an hour in this reserve and drove on up to Mohi Bush.

We spent about 90 minutes walking the two loops at Mohi Bush.  We heard fernbirds at the far end and enjoyed the magnificent trees.  Back at the car park we had our lunch then returned to Havelock North with a short stop at the Maraetotara Falls reserve.

Party: Peter Berry, Steve Borrett, Christine Lawrence, Donna Berry and Glenda Hoope