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This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled 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: Aorangi, Catlin, Coromandel, Craigieburn, Hanmer, Kaimai-Mamaku, Kaimanawa, Kaweka, Lake Sumner, Mount Richmond, Northland, Otago Goldfields, Pirongia, Pureora, Raukumara, Rimutaka, Ruahine, Tararua, Victoria and Whirinaki.

Craigieburn

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

Coromandel

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Coromandel Forest Park sprawls over these ancient eroded landforms on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, only 1½ hours drive from Auckland.

Tararua

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New Zealand’s oldest established forest park.The Tararua Forest Park provides tramping and hunting opportunities right at the back door.

Catlin

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Catlins Forest Park is well off the beaten track, straddling the border between Otago and Southland. It is found the Southern Scenic Route.

Ruahine

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The Ruahine Forest Park lies south-west of Napier, running from the steep gorges of the Ngaruroro River. Feel like you’re on top of the world.

Aorangi

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Aorangi Forest Park lies between Martinborough and the southern Wairarapa Coast, two hours drive from Wellington New Zealand.

Rimutaka

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The Rimutaka Forest Park is the southernmost range of the North Island’s continuous chain of mountains from Wellington to East Cape.

Raukumara

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

New Zealand Forest Parks

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Administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC), which protects these fragile areas from damage by introduced predators.

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