Natural Attraction

Tuatapere Scenic Reserve & Domain

Elder Drive, Tuatapere

Tuatapere Domain and the Scenic Reserve are connected by a network of walking tracks through the ancient forest of podocarp and beech trees along the Waiua River. One of the tracks will take you to a thousand-year-old totora tree eight feet in diameter. Along the way you will see tree ferns and towering podocarps. Each gravel track takes around thirty minutes to walk.

Access to the track can be found signposted in the center of Tuatapere.


Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.

Venture Southland
Last modified
Tue 2 Jun 2020
  • Activities
  • Natural Attraction
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Less than half day
  • Family Friendly
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Picnic
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping
  • Dogs on leash