Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve walk is a popular destination for visitors to New Plymouth short on time due to being 7 km from the city centre. The scenic reserve is managed by the Department of Conservation who describe the reserve as a ‘ Walk through an outstanding example of a subtropical rainforest past a scenic waterfall on this well-graded short walk – with a sheltered picnic at the car park it’s a great option for families. The track passes through coastal forest and goes past a scenic waterfall. Look out for the two old saw pits beside the track, which are remnants of historical logging operations.It’s well graded but steep in places.There is a large sheltered picnic area next to the carpark.
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