Makino Scenic Reserve

Campground with a bushwalk and views of the Rangitikei River’s most spectacular reaches.  Track is flat till first lookout (5 min), then climbs to a second lookout (15 min), follows the cliff-top and descends to the river (45 min). Common trees are lacebark, kahikatea and matai on the flats; totara and kowhai on steep ground. A good place to see the NZ falcon. Right beside Mokai Gravity Canyon – follow the sings from SH1 south of Taihape.