Otawa Trig Track

Track category

Tramping track


4 hours return


Enjoy a walk through attractive lowland forest dominated by tawa and rewarewa. Entering the forest, this track follows the gently undulating ridgeline to Otawa Trig. Visitors can retrace their steps or continue along the track, which then descends steeply to meet the Otawa Reservoir Track.

400 metres past the Otawa Trig, a branch to the right leads to Otanewainuku. This track crosses private land and is not regularly maintained by DOC.

Getting there

Access is across private farmland via a formed vehicle track on the south side of Te Puke Quarry Road. A small car park marks the entrance. Please leave gates as you find them as you cross the private land.

About the area

Otawa Scenic Reserve contains attractive lowland forest dominated by tawa and rewarewa. It features walking tracks and a picnic area near an old reservoir. Hunting is popular in the reserve.

Plan and prepare

You must be well prepared when walking on conservation land, especially on longer day walks.  Ensure you have strong, comfortable boots, a good raincoat, warm clothing, first aid kit, food and drink, a hat and sunscreen.  It is also advisable that you leave your tramping intentions with a responsible person, in case you get lost.


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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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