Remote, rugged, immense, Te Urewera contains the largest forested wilderness remaining in the North Island. It is famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history.
View tracks & walks in the Te Urewera region.
Come see some of Te Urewera's special taonga (treasures) in the Aniwaniwa Museum.Location: The Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre and Museum is located next to Lake Waikaremoana on State Highway 38.
Lake Waikaremoana is a marvellous destination for walkers. Besides the famous Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk there are a multitude of short and day walks.Alert: Lagarosiphon infestation sites closed to boat usersLocation: Lake Waikaremoana is located in Te Urewera on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
A stunning complex of seven unmodified high-altitude mires and bogs close to the pristine Lake Waikareiti in Te Urewera.Location: Located close to Lake Waikareiti in Te Urewera.
The historic Tauranga Bridge, spanning the Waioeka River, is the only surviving harp suspension bridge left in New Zealand.Location: The Tauranga Bridge is located 27 kilometres from Opotiki off State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge. The bridge is a five minute walk from the carpark.
Remote, rugged, immense, Te Urewera is famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history. This page takes you to the national parks section of the website. Location: Te Urewera lies between the Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay in the North Island of New Zealand.The nearest towns are Whakatane, Murupara and Wairoa.
A walk through Te Urewera Mainland Island offers visitors a unique opportunity to view and experience a true and real New Zealand. Location: Te Urewera Mainland Island is accessed via the Waimana Valley at the north end of Te Urewera.
This 39,200ha area covers a large part of the Waioeka River catchment, and is an area of outstanding natural value. Location: The Conservation Area starts south west of Matawai, on State Highway 2 from Opotiki to Gisborne, and stops 7km south of Opotiki.
New Zealand's longest scenic reserve, affording ready access to a wide range of recreational opportunities.Location: The reserve is located 10 km south of Opotiki, and is divided into two by State Highway 2 from Opotiki to Gisborne for some 50 km
There is something for everyone in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park, from mountain biking to hunting to exciting adventure races, all with a back drop of untouched forest beauty and amazing native birdsong.Location: The park is about 100 km south east of Rotorua on State Highway 38. It is within a two hour drive of Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for East Coast places