The 40ha Pukemokemoke reserve, just 20 minutes north of Hamilton includes nine sites of interest, which are marked along the track; these include a log hauler site, the kauri grove and the lookout.
The lookout at the summit of the track provides stunning 360 degree views of the region, with the Hakarimata Ranges, Mt Te Aroha and more all visible on a clear day. From the summit the track loops back down the mountain to the log hauler site, a large clearing perfect for a family picnic in the sunshine and further exploration of the other tracks and rejuvenation efforts happening in the reserve.
Pukemokemoke Bush Loop track details:
- Location: Whitikahu Road, north of Gordonton
- Length: 1 hour 30 minute circuit
- Please Note: Dogs on a lead allowed
- More info: www.pukemokemoke.nz