Walking & Tramping

Fuchsia & Raroa Reserve Tracks

14 Dundee Street, Oban

The short Fuchsia Walk, located in the heart of Oban off of Dundee Street, climbs through native forest abundant with a variety of native birds. The track emerges at a park where you can choose to either return to the township via the same track or along the road, or continue on to the Raroa Reserve Track, which has it's entrance at the opposite end of the park.

The reserve walk goes through unmodified forest to Watercress Bay, taking you past 500 year old rimu, lush ferns, vibrant mosses and New Zealand tree-fuchsia. During summer months, the reserve is alive with the chorus of Bellbirds, Tūī, Kererū and Kākā. The scenic reserve was gifted to the Government in the 1960s by Captain George Turner, who recognised the importance of protecting walks in the vicinity of Halfmoon Bay that had been undamaged by early milling or land clearance.

The two walks combined take approximately 1 hour return.

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Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
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