Te Tapui Scenic Reserve
Climb up the Maungakawa summit and lookout tower for great views of the surrounding countryside.
From the car park, the track leads a short distance into the bush before splitting in two directions.
The track to the right is shorter but does involve a steady climb to the summit and lookout tower. The track to the left is more gentle but quite a bit longer.
An anti-clockwise route is recommend i.e, take the steeper option up and the easier option down.
Getting there: From Morrinsville; Piakonui Rd is off Paratu Rd off Morrinsville-Walton Rd. From Matamata; Piakonui Rd is off Piakoiti Rd off Morgan Rd.
Access to the walking track: From the west side of the reserve from Piakonui Rd.
Distance: 4km loop, 3 – 4 hr advanced loop.