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Roydon Downs Bush Reserve | Brann's Farm


814 Allport Road, Paengaroa, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty




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There are many things to enjoy at the Roydon Downs Bush Reserve - from BBQs, swimming holes, bike trails and exploration as well as stream tubing, and a waterslide for the kids.  They may even spot a few glow worms and eels.

Head off into the countryside with easy walks, open paddocks, streams and native trees aplenty. 

There's quite a network of tracks in the reserve and while well formed, aren't suitable for wheelchairs.  One of the easy walks around the Roydon Downs Bush Reserve takes about two hours return (but there are many things to do and see along the way, so take your time and enjoy the outdoors).

As you get to the entrance gate, you'll find maps available for your use.  If you are planning on your own BBQ picnic, make sure you bring your own wood.

The land belongs to Mr & Mrs Brann, hence the Roydon Downs is often referred to as Brann's Farm. They've been developing the 242ha property for some 50 years. The farm park has huts which are accessible by road and families are encouraged to bring their children for safe swimming and forest walks, and many school children visit also.

We Reckon | If you would like to inquire about camping bookings phone 07 533 1361

You Say |  It's a hidden paradise: they allow families to camp overnight from as little as $35 (do check first). Cabins don't have power but do have BBQ pit for campfires. There are glow worms and a fresh water spring to refill drink bottles and you could enjoy it from an hour or two to several days! There are maps at the gate and horses are welcome at $5 a day. There is some easy mountain biking too. The water slide and swings are great entertainment plus there are animals to feed. --- Lisa

You'll find Allport Road off State Highway 33 (about 6km past Paengaroa).

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