Located north of the Napier-Taihape Road, the land is a mix of steep to very steep broken country and rolling valleys.
The predominant vegetation is tussock in the valleys, Mānuka bush on the sloping hills and Mountain beech trees on the less fertile hill sides and tops.
At high altitudes the terrain in rock and scree.
Owhaoko B&D blocks are landlocked and only accessible by helicopter. Hunting and recreational groups are flown in from the Helisika base operations near Poronui Lodge, Taharua road off the Taupo-Napier highway.