Little Mt Peel
Peel Forest is a remnant of a magnificent podocarp forest which once covered a huge area in mid-Canterbury. Now only 700 hectares remain, but what is left of the forest is rich and diverse.
View the Peel Forest area brochure (PDF, 3,700K)
Learn about the history of Peel Forest and about the plant and birdlife you'll find in the area.
The Rangitata River is renowned for salmon fishing, white water rafting and canoeing. Walks range from strolls to harder tramps.
There is a DOC campsite at Peel Forest Park. There is also a motor camp at Clark Flat near the Rangitata River. Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Centre also operates the Peel Forest Ecolodge.
Find out how to get to Peel Forest Park, what to expect from the area's weather and which map covers the park.
Find out about this school field trip that explores the cultural and natural significance of Peel Forest.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Peel Forest Park.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Canterbury places