This page contains information about the A H Reed Memorial Park in Whareora Road, Whangarei.
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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.
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.
Location: Entrance is from Whareora Road where there is a public carpark.