Time: 10 min one way
Distance: 500 m
Distance: 430 m
The reserve is 14km from Methven and 2km from the Mt Hutt ski field turnoff and is widely known for its spring display of rhododendrons. These shrubs were first planted in 1968 in the picnic ground and have continued being planted and maintained by the Awa Awa Rata Reserve Society (Inc.). Backed by virgin native bush on the hillsides, the rhododendrons are a brilliant sight in the late spring.
This pleasant walk follows a stream through native bush and rhododendron plantings.
Te Awa Awa Walk
Time: 15 min one way
This short walk starts in Awa Awa Rata Reserve and climbs gently through native bush before joining the end of the metalled road through the reserve.
The Reserve is most popular in the warmer months. The reserve gives magnificent views across the Canterbury Plains.