There is four-wheel-drive access from
Hakatere Heron Road, just south of Castleridge Station, to public conservation
land near Lake Emily (3 km). It is not surfaced and is unsuitable for winter
use. Vehicles can be parked on the first section of the access road. Note: Do
not block access into paddocks or Castle Ridge Station.
Lake Emily to Manuka Hut Duration: 4.5km, 1 hours 30 minutes
Lake Emily to Stour Brigde: 165km, 5 hrs
Manuka Hut (basic 6 bunks) is a great place to take the family. There is a small stream near the hut is a fun place to play and The New Zealand falcon nest in the area.
For more information please view more information about the Hakatere Conservation Park supplied by the Department ofConservation.