The track is well graded though steep in places, and guides you through coastal forest and past a scenic waterfall.
Look out for the two old saw pits beside the track, which are remnants of historical logging operations.
There is a large sheltered picnic area next to the carpark.
From New Plymouth, drive to the southern end of Tukapa Street, turn into Davies Street, and then onto Cowling Road. After 2 km turn right into the signposted drive to the reserve.