Peel Forest track
A wide variety of short and long tracks extend into the park. Your choices range from a gentle stroll around Dennistoun Bush or a more adventurous tramp up Little Mt Peel/Hautakerekere. All tracks are signposted and well marked. Any tracks above the bushline should be considered a tramping track.
Discover the 30-minute Big Tree Walk, at Peel Forest.
Enjoy one of the many walking tracks available in Peel Forest Park.
In Peel Forest Park you can follow a tramping track to Emily Falls, Rata Falls or the summit of Little Mt Peel.
Learn about routes within Peel Forest Park that are recommended only for experienced and well-equipped trampers.
The Rangitata River is one of New Zealand’s best known salmon fishing rivers. Between December and June the Quinnat Salmon run up the snow fed waters to the spawning grounds at the head of the river.
Trout fishing is also available in the river and also at Deep Creek near Mesopotamia Station.
The Rangitata is one of New Zealand’s most exciting stretches of white water. It is suitable for rafting and canoeing and provides a wide variety of conditions, which become more difficult as you get closer to the gorge.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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