Kopurererua Valley Reserve, or K Valley, is one of Tauranga’s largest reserves and provides a variety of different experiences, from farmland to native bush land and ponds.
Kopurererua Valley is a 300-hectare block of low lying rural land situated between residential neighbourhoods in Tauranga. Running from Judea in the north to Tauriko in the south, the valley is bordered by the neighbourhoods of Te Reti, Gate Pa, Greerton, Westridge and Cambridge Heights.
In November 2017, Kopurererua Valley won a merit award in the Outstanding Park category of the New Zealand Recreation Association Awards.
Kopurererua Valley was for many years inhabited by the people of Ngai Tamarawaho. Remains of pa and other archaeological sites are located throughout the valley. During the mid-1800s it was the staging point and retreat path of two significant battles between Maori and British Colonial forces
Kopurererua Valley features
- 12 km of walkways and cycleways
- an eye-catching entranceway to the city including large stands of Kahikatea trees and entrance sculptures
- an extensive programme of native planting to enhance views and screen the roadway at key locations
- wetlands and aquatic life
- passive and active recreational areas.
Kopurererua Valley walking and cycling map (151kb pdf)
Last Reviewed: 26/03/2018