Invasive wilding conifers are present in the park.
The highest peak in the park is Kaweka at 1724 metres.
The Mangatutu Hot Springs, in the vicinity of the Mohaka River, are in the park.
In the late 1800s European settlers cleared the land for farming. However, the steep terrain and poor soil made it difficult to farm. By 1900 farming had ceased, and the park became a State Forest in the 1960s. During this period it was replanted with exotic pine trees and was turned into a Forest Park in 1972.
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What to do in Kaweka Forest Park:
Wild Life: Sika Deer, Red Deer, North Island Brown Kiwi, New Zealand Falcon, North Island Kaka, Blue Duck, Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Popokatea (Whitehead), Matata (North Island Fernbird), Korimako (Bellbird), Tui, Toutouwai (North Island Robin), Riroriro (Grey Warbler), Miromiro (Tomtit), Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon), Titipounamu (Rifleman), Kotare (Kingfisher), Pihoihoi (New Zealand Pipit), Piwakwaka (Fantail), Tauhou (Silvereye), Welcome Swallow and Koekoe (Long-tailed Cuckoo)
Adventure: Hunting, Rafting, Canoeing, Fishing, Tramping, Camping
Where is Kaweka Forest Park:
Region: ituated in the north-south orientated Kaweka Range.
Location: Hastings district, Hawke’s Bay region, New Zealand
When & how to get to Kaweka Forest Park:
Best Time to Visit: to
Getting There: The Napier-Taihape Road provides access to southern areas of the park while a road via Puketitiri (some 56km west of Napier) provides access to Makahu Saddle or to Mangatutu Thermal Springs on the Mohaka river. A poled walking route through Poronui station to the north of the park also serves both Kaweka and Kaimanawa Forest Parks.
Nearest Town: Puketitiri
Nearest Railway Station:
Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):
Accommodation: Visitors can stay in lodges, designated campsites with minimal facilities, huts, bivouacs or shelters in the Kaweka Forest Park.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Kaweka Forest Park:
Temp: c to c
Altitude: 900 m
Other details about Kaweka Forest Park:
Area: 680 sq km
Language: English and Maori