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Great kid friendly walk

Our 3 year old managed to run both the northern and southern loop tracks back to back. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Cambridge, New Zealand

Now here is a great family walk with history as well,and just a few kms out of Taupo . Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Francis R
Taupo District, New Zealand
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“old trees”(3 reviews)
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Our 3 year old managed to run both the northern and southern loop tracks back to back. Lovely walks. Beautiful bird song on the southern loop. Fun times.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Now here is a great family walk with history as well,and just a few kms out of Taupo . Beautiful bush ,highly recommended

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Francis R
Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  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!

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Robin W
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank chillylin
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

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank whimsyfirst
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1 October 2018|
Response from Francis R | Reviewed this property |
hI ,Put aside about an hour and a half