Olearia paniculata (akiraho) can be
seen on the Te Au Track
Follow Parata Walking Track to the lookout. From there a marked route, suitable for well equipped and experience trampers, leads north.
The main entrance to Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve is at Tui Crescent, where there is a small parking area by a reservoir.
Know before you go
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.