Talbot Forest Reserve Walks


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Track Description
Matai Track

This track connects Tripp Street with Totara Street. The track passes some impressive forest trees including mataï with its needle leaves and ‘hammered’ bark.

Kahikatea Track

This track connects Hislop Street with Totara Street picnic area. There are some fine kaikahikatea trees at the Hislop Street end where the land is wetter. Kaikahikatea can grow to be the tallest tree in the forest, reaching 40 metres.

Reservoir Track

This track connects Tripp Street picnic area with Bridge Street. The picnic area is a good starting point from which to explore the reserve. The iron gates on Bridge Street mark the old main entrance into the reserve.

Totara Track

This track connects Totara Street with Tripp Street picnic area. Next to the track is the largest Tōtara in the reserve which is estimated to be 800 years old. Tōtara were used by Māori to build canoes. A large tree could be made into a waka taua (war canoe) capable of holding 100 warriors.

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