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Whakatiwai Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Whakatiwai Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The Kaimai Range (sometimes referred to as the Kaimai Ranges) is a mountain range in the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of a series of ranges, with the Coromandel Range to the north and the Mamaku Ranges to the south. The Kaimai Range separates the Waikato in the west from the Bay of Plenty in the east. …

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Pureora Forest Park, Waikato Region, New Zealand

Pureora Forest Park, Waikato Region, New Zealand

Pureora Forest Park is a 78,000-hectare (190,000-acre) protected area in the North Island of New Zealand. Within its rich rain forest are an abundance of 1,000-year-old podocarp trees. It is “recognised as one of the finest rain forests in the world”. Established in 1978, after a series of protests and tree sittings, the park is one of the largest intact …

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Ruahine Forest Park, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand

Ruahine Forest Park, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand

The Ruahine Range is the largest of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand that form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. The ridge is at its most pronounced from the central North Island down to Wellington, where it comprises the Ruahine, Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges. The …

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Tawhitokino and Orere Point, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Tawhitokino and Orere Point, Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Waharau Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Waharau Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

User reviewed online profile of Waharau Regional Park: Auckland region, New Zealand. Plan your adventure holiday to Waharau Regional Park armed with information and reviews provided by experts and by users. Find out about when to go, how to get there, what to do, best season to visit, its wildlife, habitat and much more… What to do in Waharau Regional …

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Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, Northland Region, New Zealand

Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, Northland Region, New Zealand

Waipoua Forest preserves some of the best examples of kauri forest remaining in New Zealand. It is notable for having two of the largest living kauri trees, Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere. The forest was declared a sanctuary in 1952. A community based volunteer organisation, the Waipoua Forest Trust, helps maintain the forest. The forest, on the west coast …

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Paparoa National Park, West Coast Region, New Zealand

Paparoa National Park, West Coast Region, New Zealand

Paparoa National Park is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It was established in 1987 and encompasses 306 km2. The park ranges from on or near the coastline to the peak of the Paparoa Ranges. A separate section of the park lies to the north and is centered at Ananui Creek. The park protects a …

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Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington Region, New Zealand

Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington Region, New Zealand

Rimutaka Forest Park is a protected area near Wellington, New Zealand. It covers 220 square kilometres (85 sq mi), encompassing the Catchpool Valley and the Orongorongo Valley at the southern end of the Rimutaka Range. Established in October 1988, the park contains several short walks and five huts that can be booked and accessed by longer bush tramps. A population …

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Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Shakespear Regional Park is a nature park in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It is located at the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, and is named after the Shakespear family which bought the land in the 1880s from local Maori. The Park is home to three walkways, Heritage Trail, Lookout Track and Tiri Tiri Track. Much of the coastline …

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