A Few Facts:
The reserve area is 5.5 hectares
Seats and lookouts present
2.5 Kms of walking track
175 metres of boardwalk with 2900 metres of timber used.
Points of Interest:
Numerous springs of pure water emerge along an earthquake fault line. Diverse bird life including
natives such as fantail, tui, pukeko, silvereye, kingfisher, scaup, hawk and grey warbler.
More than 30,000 trees and shrubs have been planted along with innumerable
native sedges and grasses. There are over 130 plant species within the Reserve.
Non-native varieties such as tree lucerne, oak, silver birch and alder are being
progressively removed. Countless varieties of aquatic and land based insects flourish in the Reserve.
Invasive water weeds are a problem awaiting a solution.
Take a Stroll:
From the Hillcrest Street entrance it is a 15 minute stroll to complete a circuit of either the western or the eastern loop
of the main track. An hour in the Reserve is recommended to observe and appreciate the tranquility of the natural scene.
Vehicles should be parked kerbside in Hillcrest Street or Pownall Street.
There are no rubbish bins so please keep the reserve tidy.
Dogs to be on a leash at all times.
Consider becoming a member of The Friends of the Millennium Native Forest.