THE NIMROD RESERVE
The Mt Nimrod Pods farm accommodation is situated next to the Nimrod Reserve. The Nimrod Reserve is a site of significance for birdlife and native bush. The area was gazetted as a reserve in 1932.
Be aware that hunters may be present in the reserve from 1 May to 30 September.
Goes through native bush
The Nimrod Reserve Loop Track:
The Nimrod Reserve Loop Track takes 2-3 hours.
It is an advanced, steep walking track.
A good level of fitness and good walking shoes or tramping boots are needed.
From the campground, take the bridge across the Nimrod Stream where the loop track takes you anti-clockwise. It climbs steeply up through the forest then drops sharply down to the Nimrod Stream which has to be forded. Then back up again, climbing a rocky knoll to get to the top of the reserve. Then continue on the loop to come down the steep track through the bush back to the car park.
Waterfall: As you cross the Nimrod stream, a detour upstream (take care of slippery rocks) takes you to the waterfall.
The Nimrod Reserve Water Intake Walk:
This walk follows the track along the river to the water intake and takes 20 minutes one way.
It is suitable for most fitness levels.
It is a no-exit walk so you walk there and back, enjoying water sound, bird song and filtered light through the trees.
The Nimrod Easement Track:
This is a track suitable for people with very good fitness and is considered a tramping track.
Be aware that you are crossing private farmland. No guns or dogs are allowed on the easement.
Stay on the marked easement, do not disturb stock, leave all gates as you found them and take your rubbish with you.
The Nimrod Easement Track is a 5 km marked easement track that allows people to walk from the top of the Nimrod Reserve, along the historic Ramsey's Track, to the boundary of the Kaumira Conservation land at the top of the Nimrod farm.
If you are considering doing this walk be aware you are entering a mountain environment. Make sure you are properly prepared for all weathers, have the correct equipment, communication and clothing/footwear, and know the weather forecast. If the weather forecast is not good - do not go.
Be aware that once you are in the conservation land the tracks are not marked.