Introduction

Tangihua Forest is a distinctive, rugged landmark of the Whangarei/Dargaville area, covering 3,000 hectares of mainly podocarp broadleaf forest and some kauri.

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Activities

  • Hunting
  • Walking and tramping
  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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Tangihua Lions Lodge

The lodge is managed by the Tangihua Lions Lodge Trust and is used for organised school and special interest groups.

Visit the Tangihua Lions Lodge website or contact kathee@xtra.co.nz, phone +64 9 432 2227.

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    About this place

    Nature and conservation

    Tangihua Forest is a distinctive, rugged landmark of the Whangarei/Dargaville area, covering 3,000 hectares of mainly podocarp broadleaf forest and some kauri.

    History and culture

    Long before Europeans settled the Wairoa Basin, the Parawhau hapu inhabited this area. The Parawhau, Uriroroi and Kuihi hapu of Ngapuhi are the kaitiaki (caretakers) of the cultural and spiritual integrity of this site. They have a strong affiliation to Ngatiwhatua.

    Getting there

    Tangihua Forest is halfway between Whangarei on Northland’s east coast and Dargaville on the west coast.

    Your best access into Tangihua Forest is from Omana, Omana Road. The Omana Road Tangihua access car park has parking for 15 cars.

    You will need to walk 30 min along a formed road to the bush line. From here, it is another 15 min until you reach Lions Lodge

    Know before you go

    Dogs are strictly prohibited on the access road and within the forest unless by special permit.

    Contacts

    Whangarei Office
    Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
    Address:   2 South End Ave
    Raumanga
    Whangarei 0110
    Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
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