Scenic Drive 3 - Loop Road
Sealed roads, pastoral landscapes. approximately 1.5 hours travel time.
Points of Interest:
- Pastoral area.
- Omaru Falls Walkway - Lovely 40 minute walk accessed via Omaru Road, off S.H.4.
- Frederick Miller Memorial - Stunning views from the top of a steep hill, accessed via Tuhua Road, off S.H.4. - 40 minutes return.
- Travel through valleys bounded by hills and scattered volcanic rock.
Direction of Travel: Travel south from Piopio, on the Aria Road, to Aria. In Aria Village turn left and follow signs to Mokauiti; continue on to S.H.4; turn left and return to Piopio via S.H.4 and S.H.3.
There are a few options of leaving the main highway and exploring the minor country roads, mostly gravel and very quiet - good map essential. The Mapara Conservation Reserve (see under Walking Tracks) is handy to this route)
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