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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
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    Ahuriri / Napier Office
    Phone:   +64 6 834 3111
    Address:   59 Marine Parade
    Napier 4110
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