Taumatakahu Stream & Temuka Domain

Locality Temuka, Map No. 17, Time 10 minutes

Start at the entrance to the Taumatakahu Reserve on the corner of Wilkin Street and Princes Street. There are, however, many entrances and exits. This is an easy walk through a park setting. The path follows a gentle meandering stream which adds to the interest with a variety of ducks.

The path continues across Gammack Street through a signed alleyway. Further parkland continues across Maude street which could provide an extension to your walk.

Features

  • Ducks
  • Carex (rushes) on river bank

Locality Temuka Domain, Map No. 18, Time 45 minutes

Start at the Temuka Domain entrance between the railway line and the Police Station. Follow the road past the swimming pool and turn right in front of the Temuka Holiday Park where a sign points to the Walking Tracks and Torepe Fields. Follow the road around to the left through the Temuka Recreation Reserve. The track is a dirt road which circles around the domain and cuts through the golf course. Large trees provide shade along much of the walk.

Your return is through tall gum trees on the road edge of Domain Avenue.

While dogs are not allowed in the Domain it is allowable to walk them on this route.

Features

  • Gunnion's Bush (named after a former mayor and well known personality) near the camping ground entrance, includes totara and white pine (kahikatea)
  • Domain gardens
  • Birds- owls, ducks, fantails (piwakawaka), grey warblers