Wai-iti Recreation Reserve is located near State Highway 6 and beside the Wai-iti River at Wai-iti.
The main part of the reserve is a large open grassed area with large trees around the perimeter of the reserve. Facilities include picnic tables, toilets and rubbish containers. The main use of the reserve is for picnics, barbecues, and informal recreation. The large trees are a spectacular feature of the reserve.Other parts of the reserve lie between the Wai-iti River and the reserve access road. This area has several large totara and two large kahikatea trees on an area of open mown grass. Picnic tables and rubbish containers are present, and the area is used as a roadside picnic area.