Staithes Scenic Reserve

Staithes Scenic Reserve, Whitby.


Primary Purpose of Reserve?


Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?


Natural Values?

Woodland trees.

GWRC Key Native Ecosystem.

105 (E1A1).

Valley and escarpment with regenerating native bush and stream. Active restoration.

17 (E1A1).

Area of kanuka-mahoe hillslope.

Recreation Values?

Pathway, walking connections. Links Whitby / Paremata / Ascot Park. 

Other Values and Information?

Lot 2 DP 44404, Lot 1 DP 47517 and Lot 3 DP 47516 are Crown Derived Reserves. 

Utilities (Critical): Water Supply, GWRC Bulk Water Supply.

Utilities (Important): Sewer, Stormwater.

Adjacent to Conclusion Walkway and Ascot Park.

Outcomes Sought?

1. Secure legal access connections across Postgate School to Postgate Park.

2. Protect reserve-to-reserve, street-to-street and ecological connections.  Protect and develop pathway connections between Whitby, Paremata and Ascot Park.

3. Protect the regenerating native bush, riparian and stream areas, promoting healthy ecological functioning through animal and plant pest control.  Undertake active restoration work as funding opportunities allow, including additional riparian planting to enhance erosion reduction, fish spawning habitat, and amenity values.   Ensure that land management does not introduce contaminants to the waterway.

4. Continue to encourage casual recreation by providing amenity open spaces, natural landscapes, and a  pathway network for walking and landscape appreciation opportunities.

5. Enable a Dog Exercise Area.



AppellationReserve Act Classification
Lot 2 DP 44404Scenic 'B' Reserve
Lot 1 DP 47517Scenic 'B' Reserve
Lot 3 DP 47516Scenic 'B' Reserve
Lot 38 DP 16813Scenic 'B' Reserve
Lot 1758 DP 47519Scenic 'B' Reserve
Sec 1 SO 392616Scenic 'B' Reserve
Pt Lot 1 DP 55620Scenic 'B' Reserve
Lot 208 DP 490169Unclassified Scenic Reserve
Lot 209 DP 490169Unclassified Scenic Reserve
Lot 200Unclassified Recreation Reserve

Parcel Area (ha)?




Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?


Landslide Susceptibility ?


Tsunami Evacuation Zone?


Liquefaction Zone?



Easement from Staithes to Carvel Reserve.

Easement to GWRC for water mains​.

Unregistered easement associated with a retaining wall in Sec 1 SO 392616.