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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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      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

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