Parks – Ruapehu District
The parks are blessed with bush, cycle and walking tracks, mountains, rivers for canoeing kayaking or jet boating, picnic spots or just the enjoyment of peace and quiet in beautiful scenic areas.
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The Ohinetonga Scenic Reserve is close to Fernleaf Farmstay and many guests enjoy a walk through the reserve during the day or after dinner. The track winds along tracks and over a boardwalk, through a variety of attractive scenery, past Ohinetonga Lagoon and through beautiful forest. The reserve is a pristine area of native fora which has never been logged.
Especially if you are quiet you can listen to and view native birds including Riroriro (Grey Warbler), Whio (Blue duck), Toutouwai (North Island Robin), Kereru (Wood Pigeon), Miromiro (Tomtit), Piwakawa (Fantail) Koromiko (Bell Bird) and Popokatea (Whitehead).
There are picnic areas and good places to swim by the river. a guided tour is available by arrangement and a brochure is available from Fernleaf Farmstay.