Go bush and head off on a leisurely walk through Yarndleys Bush. A raised boardwalk and viewing platform enables visitors to enjoy the 14 hectares of beautiful forest without damaging the vegetable. Allow approx 30 minutes on this loop walk.
Large Kahikatea, also known as white pine (some 35+ metres tall), are nestled amongst rolling farmland. Expect to see loads of birds - from fantail, tui, pigeons and finches, to grey warbler and rosella. Spot a native trout, eel or koura in the small stream.
Here's some trivia for you : once widespread in much of lowland New Zealand, Kahikatea was a preferred timber for boxing export butter since it gave off very little odour.
NOTE: You'll mostly walk along boardwalks, with some sections of gravel. Bring comfortable shoes.
Ngaroto Road, Te Awamutu
Drive approximately 1.5kms and look for the signpost indicating the entrance. Limited parking is available off the road.