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New Zealand Forest Parks

New Zealand's Forest Parks are spacious areas of public land, scattered throughout the country. Maintained by the Department of Conservation, New Zealand's Forest Parks offer excellent opportunities for walking, biking and relaxing.

New Zealand is home to many fantastic Forest Parks & Recreation Reserves.
Maintained and preserved by the Department of Conservation, New Zealand's Forest Parks are open to the public for recreation purposes.
Below is a list of New Zealand Forest Parks.

New Zealand Forest Parks Summary

Forest Park




Catlins 24000ha Coastal Southland
Coromandel 74961ha Coastal/Volcanic Coromandel
Craigieburn 44165ha> Alpine> Canterbury
Hanmer 16852ha Alpine Canterbury
Haurangi 18381ha Mountain Range Wairarapa
Kaimai-Mamaku 45,000 ha Mountain Range Bay of Plenty
Kaimanawa 76684ha Alpine/Wilderness Ruapehu
Kaweka 66972ha Forest Hawke’s Bay
Lake Sumner 105771ha Lakes, Forest, Alpine Canterbury
Mount Richmond 188392ha Rivers, Forest Marlborough
Pirongia 17141ha Volcanic/Forest Waikato
Pureora 80344ha Podocarp Forest Ruapehu
Raukumara 115100ha Wilderness Forest Bay of Plenty
Rimutaka 14771ha Forest Whanganui & Manawatu
Ruahine 93260ha Mountain Range Whanganui & Manawatu
Tararua 116535ha First Forest Park Whanganui & Manawatu
Victoria 210731ha Beech forest/Historic Mining West Coast
60900ha Podocarp Forest Eastland

(Source: www.tramper.co.nz)

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