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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.
North Island ▷ Manawatu - Wanganui ▷ Whanganui
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