Waipohatu (Map reference no 3)
There is a 30 minute easy forest walk following the Waipohatu stream. It gives an opportunity to view virgin coastal rainforest and a great oppotunity to view a variety of ferns.
Maori legend has it that large hairy giants called Maeroero inhabited these valleys of bush. This is a Wildman of Maori mythology who had a hairy body and lived alone in the mountains. He had long fingernails which were his weapon for killing people. There was a similar creature who lived in the forests called Maero.
A track, opposite the toilets, from the main carpark leads to an old Fordson tractor log hauler.