Located in the Waikato region
Leave Whatawhata on SH23, and after 3 km turn right into Karakariki Valley Rd.
No hunting in this reserve between 1 July and 30 September, for lambing season.
The Karakariki Scenic Reserve was originally set aside as a water conservation reserve. At one time the forest was dominated by kauri but this was milled out in the early 1900s.