Enjoy fantastic views of the central North Island mountains from the walk in this area.
Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Taupo township lies at the northern end of Lake Taupo, New Zealands largest lake at 622 square km. Taupo, and Turangi at the southern end of the lake are the centres for many of the walks and activities around the central North Island.
You can enjoy many activities in Kaimanawa Forest Park in the Turangi/Taupo area. Permits are required for hunting and fishing. Access over private land is by permission only
Bring your mountain bike or 4WD to Tongariro Forest, or come to simply observe the multitude of threatened species residing in the 'forest of the future'.
The Turangi/Taupo area offers a wide range of hunting opportunities. The sika herd in the Kaimanawa Forest Park is internationally renowned and regarded by hunters as a valuable recreational resource.