About New Zealand

:About New Zealand


By |2015-11-20T16:14:53+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

Three extinct volcanos, now eroded into steep broken hills, form an impressive backdrop to the lush green farmlands of the Waikato basin. These volcanos are poor cousins to the three snow-capped giants of the Tongariro National Park. In past epochs they would have stood exceedingly tall.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

A popular playground and recreational forest park for outdoor enthusiasts can be found just 30 km from Wellington. The Rimutaka Forest Park is the southernmost range of the North Island’s continuous chain of mountains from Wellington to East Cape. The range is relatively low but deceptively rugged.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

Come and explore one of our least-known wilderness areas, hidden away in the southernmost part of the South Island. Here life is unhurried and moves in synch with nature. Catlins Forest Park is well off the beaten track, straddling the border between Otago and Southland. It is found the Southern Scenic Route, 50 km from Invercargill and 100 km from Dunedin.


By |2015-11-20T16:58:47+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

As you tramp along these sharp-crested, tussock ridges, untracked forests fall away down misty spurs. You feel like you’re on top of the world. The Ruahine Forest Park lies south-west of Napier, running from the steep gorges of the Ngaruroro River, 100 km down a straight spine of rugged ridges to the Manawatu Gorge.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

From Auckland, as you look across the Firth of Thames, you see a dramatic skyline of extinct volcanoes on the Coromandel Range. They’re worth a closer look. The Coromandel Forest Park sprawls over these ancient eroded landforms on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, only 1½ hours drive from the ‘City of Sails’.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

Take a stroll in New Zealand’s oldest established forest park. The Tararua Forest Park provides tramping and hunting opportunities right at the back door of large urban communities. Wellingtonians have adopted the Tararuas as their favourite stamping ground and the country’s first tramping club was formed here in 1919.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

Picture a family-oriented forest park where every conceivable adventure and recreation activity is conveniently at hand. Hanmer Forest Park has it all, with a unique complementary attraction that few resorts can offer holidaymakers - blissful relaxation in steaming therapeutic hot mineral pools at the end of each day.


By |2016-11-26T18:59:28+00:00October 7th, 2014|Forest Parks|

The distinctive Kaimai ridgeline forms a mountain backdrop to the western Bay of Plenty. It brings enjoyable tramping within easy reach of 1.5 million Kiwis and overseas visitors. The Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park stretches 70 km from the Karangahake Gorge in a narrow, precipitous spine of volcanic ridges, down to the broad, flat reaches of the Mamaku Plateau near Rotorua.

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