Discover the places of the Waikato region, including Pureora Forest Park, Pirongia Forest Park and Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve.
In the Waikato area you can explore Mt Karioi, Mt Pirongia or the Kaniwhaniwha Caves in Pirongia Forest Park.
One of the main attractions in the Waitomo/Pureora area is the Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve. Just 2 km from the world-renowned Waitomo Glowworm Cave the reserve protects several significant natural and cultural features. You can also visit Pureora Forest Park with its tall trees, clear rivers and rare wildlife.
An A-Z listing of Waikato places to visit.
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From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.
Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto and Great Barrier Island, in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, are amongst the many beautiful and significant places to visit in the Auckland region.
Learn about some of the places you can visit in the Coromandel region, including Kauaeranga Valley and Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.
The Bay of Plenty is a region with an abundance of sunshine, golden sandy beaches and unspoilt bush. Places to visit include Lake Tarawera, Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, Karangahake Gorge and Tuhua (Mayor Island) Marine Reserve.
Experience the special places of the Taranaki region, including the Dawson Falls and North Egmont areas of Egmont National Park and Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands.
Find out more about places to visit in the Manawatu/Whanganui region, including Western Ruahine Forest Park and the Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys, in Whanganui National Park.
There are plenty of places to visit in the Central North Island including Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa and Tongariro Forest Parks and Lake Taupo.
If fishing is your thing Lake Taupo and its tributaries are world famous for the size and vigour of the Rainbow Trout.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Waikato places
There are no credit card or eftpos facilities at the Conservancy Office.