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