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31 March 2015: Gas heating removed at Te Puia Hut

The gas heating has been removed from Te Puia Hut for safety reasons. The issue is being assessed and repairs will be made at a later date. Gas heating will remain removed until further notice.

Gas cooking is still available at Te Puia Hut.

For further information contact the Hawke's Bay Visitor Centre on +64 6 834 3111.

23 March 2015: Activity at Kuripapango Campsite

Kiwi Adventure Trust is running the GO-4-12 youth adventure event in the Kuripapango area on 11 and 12 April 2015. There will be upwards of 220 people using the Ngaruroro River, and Kaweka Forest Park tracks during this time. Tenting accomodation will be at the Cameron carpark. Expect people and vehicles during this time.


Kaweka Forest Park has alpine shrublands, tussock valleys and beech forests. It offers rafting, canoeing, hunting and fishing, hot springs and tramping for both experienced trampers and day walkers.


  • Picnic and camping spots are located at roadends. 
  • Mangatainoka Hot Springs is just 45 mins walk beyond Te Puia Hut.

Place overview


  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping


  • Picnic tables
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      About this place

      Getting there

      Kaweka Forest Park is north-west of Napier.

      Know before you go

      Seasonal logging occurs on Kashmir Rd

      Be aware of logging traffic.


      This is a mountainous area. Visitors should be prepared for sudden weather changes, whiteouts, high winds on the ranges and rapidly rising water levels in rivers and streams. The Puketitiri area is in the rain shadow of the Kaweka Ranges.


      The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) topographical maps that cover the Kaweka Forest Park are:

      Topo50 map BH36 - Motutere
      Topo50 map BH37 - Rangitaiki
      Topo50 map BH38 - Te Haroto
      Topo50 map BJ36 - Tawake Tohunga
      Topo50 map BJ37 - Kuripapango 
      Topo50 map BJ38 - Te Pohue
      Topo50 map BK37 - Tikokino


      Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre
      Phone:      +64 6 834 3111
      Address:   Conservation House
      59 Marine Parade
      Napier 4110
      Email:   napier@doc.govt.nz
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      Ahuriri / Napier Office
      Phone:      +64 6 834 3111
      Email:   napier@doc.govt.nz
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