Rangaroa Reserve Walk
The entrance to this walk begins from the Rangaroa Reserve sign near the swings on East Street, Rangaroa. The track winds around a scrubby area to a small stand of redwoods. The concrete pad here is all that remains of the Scout Den that succumbed to fire. Not far in from the beginning of the track is a concrete structure across a small stream and this was once a small reservoir used to provide water for the tanks for filling the steam engines in days gone by The track winds up the hill and even though there are some steps it is still quite steep. Some very large totaras are quite close to the track and it is good they have been preserved so close to town. The track divides into two to form a loop at the top and ends abruptly at a fence line. There is a seat here to take a rest and enjoy the lovely views over the southern end of Taumarunui and the Whanganui River. It is good to stop and take time to enjoy the scenery before beginning the quick trip back to East Street.