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Whataupoko Reserve

Opening Hours

Entrance

Parking available at the end of Fox Street and the top of Hauroa Road.

Fox Street

How to get there

Travelling north on Ormond Road, turn right into Fox Street and head to the end of the road.

Things to do

  • A31 A - Dogs on Leash
  • Cycle - Mountain Bike Trail
  • Walking - Walkway

Things you can't do

  • No Camping - X No Camping
  • No Fire - X No Fires

About Whataupoko Reserve

Whataupoko Reserve (formerly Langford Fallon Reserve) has 7km of trails suitable for walking and mountain biking.  It offers sweeping views of Poverty Bay from many sites on the reserve creating a scenic attraction.

The great number of trees on the reserve provides excellent shade to recreational users and extensive planting has brought many native birds to the area, including Tui and Kereru.

Book the reserve for an event

To hold an event on Whataupoko Reserve - use the online booking form

Reserve management plan

Read the sports park management plan

History

Whataupoko Reserve is 22.408ha. The park was developed in 2011 after Council purchased the land in 1992. Taking its former name the 'Langford Fallon Reserve' from its previous owners Mr Roger Langford and Mr Kevin Fallon.  The land was then planted in exotic trees which are now well established.  The mountain bike trails were developed in 2003 by a group of volunteers. In September 2005 Council agreed to change the name to Whataupoko Reserve.

The mature exotic tree species provide ample shade to reserve users and the uneven rough surfaces of the old farm tracks provide the perfect terrain for mountain bikes. 

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