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…

Pureora

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

Raukumara

Come over to one of New Zealand’s most exciting tramping locations where the virgin Raukumara…

Aorangi

This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled by the New Zealand Information…

Rimutaka

A popular playground and recreational forest park for outdoor enthusiasts can be found just 30…

Catlin

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

Ruahine

As you tramp along these sharp-crested, tussock ridges, untracked forests fall away down misty spurs.…

Coromandel

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

Tararua

Take a stroll in New Zealand’s oldest established forest park. The Tararua Forest Park provides…

Craigieburn

A very prominent snow-capped mountain summit with views forever, towers above the West Coast highway…

Victoria

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

Hanmer

Picture a family-oriented forest park where every conceivable adventure and recreation activity is conveniently at…

Whirinaki

The majestic trees are so ancient that the park has beendescribed as one of the…

Kaimai-Mamaku

The distinctive Kaimai ridgeline forms a mountain backdrop to the western Bay of Plenty. It…

Kaimanawa

Imagine a forest park where you can sit on the veranda of a tramping hut,…

Kaweka

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

Lake Sumner

The lovely lakes of the Hurunui District are a perfect hideaway for rest, relaxation and…

Mount Richmond

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

Northland

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

Otago Goldfields

Take a journey back through time to a golden era in New Zealand's history. Follow…