Te Oka Reserve

This 903ha property rises from sea to summit making it a one of a kind landscape set in multiple ecological environments

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COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Extending from sea level up to 680m, Te Oka Reserve creates an opportunity for sea to summit ecological restoration and provides the perfect setting for recreation activities.

Walk down the scenic Te Oka Track to meet Tumbledown and Te Oka Bays where the sheltered beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing and picnics. There is a waterfall in neighbouring Tumbledown Valley and the reserve is full of interesting rock formations and great photo opportunities of the expansive scenery. 

As a working farm, be aware of stock and stick to the marked track.