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A H Reed Memorial Park

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This page contains information about the A H Reed Memorial Park in Whangarei.
Updated: 7/06/2012 1:45 p.m.
Photograph of the aerial walkway in the A H Reed Memorial Park.

The aerial walkway in the A H Reed Memorial Park

A H Reed Memorial Park

This park is named after A H Reed, a well-known New Zealand author, publisher and long distance walker. The site of his parents homestead is on the opposite side of Clapham Road from the upper car park.

A H Reed was a significant player in protecting the falls from quarrying and retaining the kauri trees in the forest. The bush is a magnificent remnant of the original kauri forests, which were once extensive throughout Northland.

The main entrance to the park is from Whareora Road where there is a public carpark.

There are walks through the bush and up to the 23.8m high waterfall. A feature is the canopy walkway over the Wai Koromiko stream, which provides visitors with a birds eye view of the forest. Another half hour long walk, following the sign of the eel (tuna) commences from here upstream along the Hatea River to the Whangarei Falls.

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