Reservoir Walk (Walking)

Important notice

This is a shared walking and mountain biking Track. Please keep to the left and be mindful of other users.

Please be aware that the Reservoir Walk shares the some of the same track sections as the Oruawharo River Trail and users may encounter horse riders.

Other tracks

Walking track

This multi-use walking and mountain biking loop starts from the car park and follows the farm track past the Pou Kaitiaki and turns off just past Heretoka Pa (please no mountain biking on the pa). It continues through the woodlot and past the reservoir which is the water source for the park and a great spot for picnicking and bird watching. From the reservoir you can cross the open pasture and return to the main car park via the Clearfell Track. Please leave all farm gates as you find them. Follow the yellow markers.

Reservoir Walk (Walking) details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Atiu Creek' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 5.0 km
Time: 2 hours 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: Yes. Mountain buggy only

What to expect

Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.

Walking tracks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
  • Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
  • Have steps on excessively steep areas.
  • Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
  • Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.


All Atiu Creek tracks