Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve is a small but highly significant remnant of the tall, kahikatea (podocarp) forest which once covered much of the Gisborne Plains. Forested areas are rare on the plains which have been extensively cleared and drained for pastoral farming and agriculture.

Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve is one of the most popular and accessible of DOC's reserves in the region. An estimated 10-12,000 people visit the reserve each year. There are a number of walking tracks at the reserve.

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Map showing Grey's Bush Scenic Reserve