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This reserve has significant Maori cultural and spiritual value. It features the waterfalls of the Kaituna River and is the site of New Zealand's first hydro-electic power station.
The Okere River is a site of significant Maori cultural and spiritual values. Okere River meaning "the place of drifting", is an 11 km stretch of the Kaituna River.
New Zealand's longest scenic reserve, affording ready access to a wide range of recreational opportunities.
There are opportunities for tramping, rafting and mountain biking in Raukumara Forest Park.
You can enjoy walking, hunting, snow skiing, fishing, rafting and canoeing in the Western Ruahine Forest Park.
The narrow Makahu Road provides access to the Makino and Middle Hill huts.
The narrow Makahu Road provides access to Mangatutu Hot Springs, along with Te Puia Lodge.
You can walk tracks, raft, hunt, fish and visit Mangatutu Hot Springs in the Kaweka Forest Park.
There are opportunities for walking, four-wheel driving, fishing and mountain biking in Eastern Ruahine Forest park.
Abseiling and river activities like swimming, rafting and kayaking make use of the gorge environment. It's also a popular starting point for tramping, hunting and fishing trips into the Tararuas.
Recreational opportunities in the Tararua Forest Park include tramping, short walks, hunting, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, rafting, kayaking and swimming.
There are a number of short tracks that descend from Otaki Gorge Road into the gorge, giving access for picnicking, swimming, fishing and watersports.
Visitors to Otaki Forks can picnic at Boielle Flat, swim in the Waiotauru River, raft or kayak the Otaki River gorge, or enjoy short walks through Tararua Forest Park.
Murchison is the gateway to the southern entrance to Kahurangi National Park. Find out about the short day walks accessible from Murchison.
A network of tracks, fishing, kayaking and caving are some of the park's attractions. Mountainbiking is now allowed on three of these tracks.
Apart from walking the network of tracks off the Hanmer-Rainbow Road you can also go mountain biking, rafting, hunting and fishing or take a guided tour.
Reefton is surrounded by the 180,000ha Victoria Conservation Park, named after the Victoria Ranges that run almost its entire length. It's a quintessentially kiwi town, with a heritage character that alludes to its colonial past.
If you want a physical challenge and have the necessary skills and experience have a backcountry adventure in the Greymouth area!
The Rangitata River is renowned for salmon fishing, white water rafting and canoeing. Walks range from strolls to harder tramps.
The recreation menu at Glentui and Ashley Gorge includes mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, hunting, picnicking and a range of tracks. Dogs must be on a leash.
You can take 5-minute walks or take longer tracks to visit historic sites in the Skippers area. There are opportunities for kayaking, mountainbiking, picnicking and rafting.
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