Britomart Monument & Takapuneke
273 Beach Road, Akaroa. If driving, park near the Britomart Monument sign on the left hand side and walk the last minute up towards to the monument.
This small reserve rises up the hillside from the babbling Okuti river and makes a pleasant side trip from Little River. The podocarp remnant is dominated by matai and tōtara trees with a good variety of lowland plants and native birds.
The walking track starts on Reserve Road. Allow approximately 20 minutes to walk to the top of the reserve and make a loop return on the gravel Reserve Road.
Directions: From Christchurch, take State Highway 75 turn off just before Little River, at the fork take the left branch, Okuti Valley Road. The reserve is on the left, just after the Reynolds Valley Road turnoff and next to the Little River campground at Manaia Native Habitat.
Last updated: 03.08.2015