The Lenz Reserve offers a variety of short, easy trails:

  • Traill tractor site is an easy walk to the site of a Traill tractor and relics of the sawmilling era at the Lenz Reserve. Interpretation panels illustrate the history of the area from long before human settlement.
  • Link Track allows public access from the Traill Tractor site to the walks, via a boardwalk and old logging tramway.
  • Lenz Reserve Nature Walk follows a roughly circular route and takes around 1 hour of easy walking. There are plant identification plaques along the track.
  • The Boardwalk Track branches off the Nature Walk and finishes at a 30 m boardwalk into the wetland.
  • Lenz Reserve Long Track follows the old tram line up the ridge behind the cabins, crosses the Fleming River over a tree bridge, traverses the bank and passes through an area of old growth podocarp forest, recrosses the river on a second bridge, and returns to the cabins via the Nature Walk. At a high point of the track, a raised platform provides views over the reserve.

The Tautuku Forest Cabins can accommodate up to 16 people in three buildings at the heart of the reserve. 

Forest & Bird purchased 550 hectares of land in the Tautuku region with funds bequested by Mrs Lenz. This land, known today as the Lenz Reserve, consists predominantly of regenerating kāmahi/rimu/rātā forest. 

There is vehicle access from State Highway 92 to the parking area at the entrance, or, for authorised vehicles, to the track which leads up to the accommodation area. 

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