Grays Bush Scenic Reserve


Immerse yourself in a ‘living museum’, a small remnant of what use to be, before the Gisborne plains were changed forever.
  • Imagine once upon a time when the whole of the Gisborne plains were covered in native bush.
  • See Puriri and Kahikatea growing together – one likes ‘dry feet’ and the other likes ‘wet feet’
  • Take a photo on the giant fallen Eucalyptus tree.

Get ready

Download the Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve adventure map (PDF, 3,525K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve is on Back Ormond Road, about 10 km north east of Gisborne.

Time needed: 15 min or 1 hr

Claim your reward

Tell us the Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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