Ohope Scenic Reserve


Ohope Scenic Reserve provided the opportunity to tell unique stories of the history of the respective area and the people. There was also an emphasis on telling the kiwi story for which the reserve is home to a large number of kiwi reintroduced by the Whakatane Kiwi Project, a partnership between the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Department of Conservation, Whakatane Kiwi Trust and Whakatane District Council in conjunction with Te Runanga o Ngati Awa.

This project involved project planning, research, writing copy, sourcing images and working with other parties: Ngati Awa, Whakatane Kiwi Trust, DOC staff and designers: What’s the story.

It is a fantastic place to visit and includes one of the country’s largest remaining coastal pohutukawa forests.