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Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve

The picnic ground car park is reached via Horse Range Road from State Highway 1, either from Palmerston or from the turnoff 2km south of Moeraki.

Walks both easy and strenuous are available within the Reserve boundary. A five kilometre circuit of the Reserve perimeter, following the fence line gives good views of the coast and interior. Alternatively, a walk downstream to the picnic ground, up on the South Branch through native bush, and out to the hilltops to return to the hut via the western perimeter, gives a variety of scenery and terrain seldom available in so short a distance. Two to three hours should be allowed for these walks.

A wonderful picnic spot, surrounded by trees and limestone cliffs. Walk through the bush and enjoy the birdsong.

This reserve is considered to be of local, regional and national importance containing an array of features of botanical, geographical, and entomological interest. A number of unique plant and invertebrate species associations exist within the reserve.

Visit the website below for more information.

  • Birds
  • Camping
  • Carpark
  • Fishing
  • Historical
  • Huts
  • Lookouts
  • Picnics
  • Plant Life
  • Swimming
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