Ōtamahua / Quail Island
Lyttelton Harbour (to get there drive or take the #28 bus to Lyttelton Harbour B Jetty and take the Black Cat Ferry)
This Reserve is one of the only remnants of the grand podocarp forest that dominated the Banks Peninsula valleys in pre-colonial times. Although heavily grazed until the 1950s, this reserve boasts some large matai and kahikatea trees and the best stand of titoki trees in Canterbury.
There is a pleasant picnic area at the entrance and a short easy walking track making a circuit around this flat valley floor reserve.
Kaituna Valley Road. Turn off State Highway 75 on the Kaituna Valley Road (Reserve is approximately 5kms on left side).
Last updated: 03.08.2015