Category: Forest Parks

This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled by the New Zealand Information Network to assist outdoor enthusiasts. New Zealand’s 20 Forest Parks preserve much of the ancient beauty and grandeur of our native forests. The parks are administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC), which protects these fragile areas from damage by introduced predators and from further inroads by human activity.

New Zealand Forest Parks

This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled by the New Zealand Information Network to assist outdoor enthusiasts.…

2 years ago

Pureora

Step into a primeval world dominated by one thousand-year-old podocarp trees, which is recognised as one of the finest rainforests…

4 years ago

Raukumara

Come over to one of New Zealand’s most exciting tramping locations where the virgin Raukumara rainforests offer incredibly steep, broken…

4 years ago

Aorangi

This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled by the New Zealand Information Network to assist outdoor enthusiasts.

4 years ago

Rimutaka

A popular playground and recreational forest park for outdoor enthusiasts can be found just 30 km from Wellington. The Rimutaka…

4 years ago

Catlin

Come and explore one of our least-known wilderness areas, hidden away in the southernmost part of the South Island. Here…

4 years ago

Ruahine

As you tramp along these sharp-crested, tussock ridges, untracked forests fall away down misty spurs. You feel like you’re on…

4 years ago

Coromandel

From Auckland, as you look across the Firth of Thames, you see a dramatic skyline of extinct volcanoes on the…

4 years ago

Tararua

Take a stroll in New Zealand’s oldest established forest park. The Tararua Forest Park provides tramping and hunting opportunities right…

4 years ago

Craigieburn

A very prominent snow-capped mountain summit with views forever, towers above the West Coast highway near Porter’s Pass. Mt Enys…

4 years ago

Victoria

Experience the joy of findinglittle-known, hidden places, in the wilderness zone betweenReefton on the West Coast, and Lewis Pass in…

4 years ago

Hanmer

Picture a family-oriented forest park where every conceivable adventure and recreation activity is conveniently at hand. Hanmer Forest Park has…

4 years ago

Whirinaki

The majestic trees are so ancient that the park has beendescribed as one of the best Mesozoic plant communities remainingon…

4 years ago

Kaimai-Mamaku

The distinctive Kaimai ridgeline forms a mountain backdrop to the western Bay of Plenty. It brings enjoyable tramping within easy…

4 years ago

Kaimanawa

Imagine a forest park where you can sit on the veranda of a tramping hut, gazing at sparkling rivers, and…

4 years ago

Kaweka

Discover a remote backcountry park, inland from Hawke’s Bay, that rewards those who penetrate its mountain fastnesses.

4 years ago

Lake Sumner

The lovely lakes of the Hurunui District are a perfect hideaway for rest, relaxation and easy-going adventure. Spectacular lakes nestle…

4 years ago

Mount Richmond

Visit sunny Nelson and you will be at the gateway to walking country with easy access to the Abel Tasman…

4 years ago

Northland

Visit the ‘Kauri Coast’ in the ‘Winterless North’ of the North Island and you will be entering the cradle of…

4 years ago

Otago Goldfields

Take a journey back through time to a golden era in New Zealand's history. Follow the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail…

4 years ago