The Grove Scenic Reserve

  • Clifton
  • Walks & Hikes

You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped out of a fairytale as you make your way through the mossy maze-like surroundings at the Grove Scenic Reserve.

Nestled amongst limestone outcrops, karst walls and northern rātā is one of Golden Bay’s most spectacular walking tracks, where visitors are treated to a labyrinth of intriguing landforms, a gently sloping staircase and a viewing platform unlike any other. Extending from the rockface at the end of the track, the viewing platform takes in the sights of the open plains and beaches in the lower Takaka Valley.

The Grove Scenic Reserve oozes character, with shapes and faces etched naturally into some of New Zealand’s oldest rocks over a period of 400 million years. The walking track is easy for people of all ages and abilities, a relatively flat stroll (excluding the staircase) that is less than 10 minutes in duration.

How to get there: The Grove Scenic Reserve is just a few kilometres from the Takaka township, in Clifton. There is a carpark at the beginning of the walk.

Photo credit: www.nelsontasman.nz.

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