Dunsdale Picnic Area Road, Hedgehope

A forestry road provides access to this attractive remnant of native forest, characterised by matai and kahikatea. At the reserve there is a scenic picnic area, a freedom camping spot, and a one hour return walking track into the Hokonui Forest that is partially easy access.

Forks Flat Track leaves from the picnic area, crossing the bridge and following a well-formed walking track along the banks of Dunsdale Stream past a waterfall to Forks Flat. The first section of track to the waterfall is accessible to wheelchairs. Return either the same way, or over a bridge and down the other side of the stream.

The huge freedom camping area is well set up with toilets and water. Campers are permitted to stay for up to three days.

The reserve is closed from the first week in May until early September each year

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Last modified
Fri 20 Aug 2021
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