Located on the northwestern high point of Brook Park - Motakiora, is the site of what was the fortified Maori Pa known as Motakiora (known locally as?Ben Lomond). It was contructed probably sometime in the 17th century by Rora, a son of Maniapoto. Today, Motakiora stands like a sentinel over the "gateway" to Te Kuiti. Brook Park - Motakiora, is situated on the north western boundary of the Te Kuiti township. The many exotic trees form an umbrella over the hillside and when seen in autumn, they present a mass of colour and an attractive entrance to the town. The Park is mostly of a moderate to steep slope, with some areas?of gum and pine plantations and small pockets of native bush. There is a system of?marked?walking tracks allowing short easy walks, to moderately long and strenuous walks. Dogs are permitted on leads, except during lambing season.