Gordon Park Loop Track

Gordon Park Loop Track

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Marios Gavalas

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550 m return | 10 minutes return

Towering kahikatea are the dominant tree in the reserve along with matai and pukatea. One short detour leads to a fine example with planked buttress roots and a straight bole to the crown.

The reserve was gazetted in 1927 in response to a public petition to preserve a remnant of the fast-dwindling forest.


1.5 km north of Dublin Bridge along SH4, turn right into Rangitikei Street, which merges to Eastown Road. Turn left into Number 3 Line after 2 km and continue 2 km to Kaimatira Road.

The start of the track is over a stile by a narrow parking bay 100 metres further on the left.


This constructed metalled track threads a sinuous path through the lowland forest, which once covered the Wanganui flood plains.


Feature Value Info


North IslandManawatu - WanganuiWhanganui


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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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