Over 170 trees and nearly 700 shrubs have been planted around the Wharewaka lakefront to complete the project to redevelop the area.
Work began on the transformation last year and the lakefront now boasts a new path, sealed road and timber barrier along with the native trees and shrubs.
The planting work was scheduled for autumn as it is regarded as the best time for planting due to the amount of rain.
Facilities manager Garreth Robinson said the greenery was selected based on how well it would complement the surrounding natural environment.
"The new trees really top off this stunning area and I think it will grow to become one of the town's most picturesque spots," he said.
Members of the council's parks and reserves team did the planting earlier this week and will continue to care for the plants as they establish themselves on the reserve.