Walking tracks: There are four tracks in the reserve and walks usually take between 1-2 hours.
The locals: Kereru, tui, grey warbler, silvereye, fantail, morepork, kingfisher & kaka.
How to get there: The reserve is located at Taylor Rd, Waimauku, near Kumeu. Parking is available on the grassed area along from the reserve. Users are advised not to park in front of the kennels.
Please note: Dogs are banned in the reserve, as pest control is undertaken year-round.
This 12 hectare reserve north-west of Auckland has several large kahikatea and kauri trees, as well as significant stands of rimu, taraire, puriri, nikau and tanekaha. The branch undertakes pest control and track maintenance in the reserve with the help of the local community. There is a network of tracks throughout the reserve.
A complete circuit of the reserve takes around an hour and a half.
Source: Peter White, Draft Management Plan for Colin Kerr-Taylor Reserve
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