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Reservoir Track – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

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The Reservoir Track is so named because of the small reservoir that can be found near the beginning of the walk. 

This track starts at the Tripp Street car park, where there is also a picnic area. 

The track is a straight path all the way to Bridge Street. Here you will see iron gates. The gates mark the old entrance into the Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve. They are no longer used as often as the reserve can be entered from many different points. However, should you choose to explore the reserve by starting with the Reservoir Track, the Bridge Street gates are also a good place to start. 

Combine this walk with the 3 other walks in the Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve. They are all short walks. Combined, they do not even amount to an hour of walking. However, there is plenty of native vegetation to admire. Furthermore, you may encounter interesting native bird species, such as a fantail or even insects, such as dragonflies.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Geraldine, South Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 5 minute walk
        • Distance: 225 m
        • Difficulty: Very easy
        • Bikes allowed: Yes
        • Route: One way
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: There are toilets at the car park located near Tripp St.
        • Dogs: Yes, on a leash
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
        • Last Updated: June, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    Despite its proximity to the town, Talbot Forest truly immerses you in nature and gives you a glimpse of what New Zealand looked like before humans arrived.

  • Track Quality

    This walk is on hard-packed dirt terrain and forest floor.

  • Hazards


  • Transport


  • Water


  • Driving Instructions

    This walk starts at the car park on Tripp Street. Tripp Street is accessible from Waihi Terrace.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    There are shops and restaurants in Geraldine.

  • Area & Track History

    Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve is on the northwestern edge of the Geraldine Township. The trees in this reserve are the last conifer and hardwood trees that used to cover the entire Geraldine area.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    No camping on this walk

Map of Reservoir Track – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

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