Parnell Sanctuary Reserve is located at 38 Ariki Avenue, Otatara.
There is no formed public access into Parnell Sanctuary. Legal access can be gained from both the Ariki Avenue street frontage and along the access strip that leads from the eastern bank of the Oreti River.
Vehicle parking is along the Ariki Avenue roadside.
Parnell Sanctuary Reserve provides significant amenity value to the Otatara community as an important forest remnant.
This Reserve provides a valuable area of native bush remnant allowing a protected habitat for native plants, birds and invertebrates.