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Opepe Scenic and Historic Reserve

Taupo, New Zealand
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Peaceful bush walk....

Opepe scenic and historic reserve bush walk was a short walk but worth it- to see the beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Taupo, New Zealand
via mobile

Great place for a walk and it is abundant with bird life! Lovely old trees on the path. I would... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“native trees” (8 reviews)
“old trees” (3 reviews)
“bush walk” (3 reviews)
Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Opepe scenic and historic reserve bush walk was a short walk but worth it- to see the beautiful old trees covered in moss, with Tui birds singing out, the rustle of the leaves on the ground from the birds running away when they hear your...More

Thank rosalinemishra
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for a walk and it is abundant with bird life! Lovely old trees on the path. I would recommend this walk to anyone who likes walking in bush!

1  Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely bush walks on either side of the Napier Taupo road. Ten minutes from Taupo and indicated by blue picnic sign with a tree above it. The walk on the left side is a 30 minute loop track and you can also walk up to...More

1  Thank white0nes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We tramped there on two occasions during our visit. Luckily we were accompanied by my father in law who knew almost every tree and shrub we saw. This is old growth New Zealand with some trees 800 -1000 years old. You have to see to...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk into the Opepe Bush Historic Reserve. It is located on the Taupo to Napier road, about 10 minutes drive from Taupo. We actually got sore necks from looking up so much at the huge native trees. Rimu, Matai, Miro etc...More

2  Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Found this reserve almost by accident and what a find. Did both walks and enjoyed both, the huge trees on the north walk are fantastic and the less mature forest on the longer south walk was equally interesting. Lots of birds on both sides and...More

1  Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We walked on the southern side and included the cemetery. What a peaceful place full of history. Came back to motel and read story. The bush walk was lovely and peaceful. Native trees with descriptions plenty of native birds singing.

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A rare chance to see mature native trees. The half-hour walk from the parking strip reveals native trees at their spectacular mature height and girth. As a Wellington resident, I had seen young rimu and matai in the Botanic Garden, but never experienced the majesty...More

3  Thank whimsyfirst
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Beautiful views of the foliage and mountains and rivers can be seen in this reserve. You can visit for a little bit or take a picnic lunch and pack in-just be sure to leave only footsteps behind. Kiwis are very tidy people!

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great little walk.approx 10 mins drive from Taupo. 45 minute round trip. Takes in historical redoubt site. Could do with info board at the actual village. Photos are on the Web. We had hail on the walk,however, under canopy cover it didn't matter

Thank garry s
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