East Coast region

Mountain bikers experiencing Whirinaki. Photo: R Brown.

Mountain bikers experiencing Whirinaki

Map showing East Coast region.

Amazingly tall trees, rushing rivers, a wide variety of habitats and a fascinating past combine to create Whirinaki Forest Park. This was one of New Zealand’s most famous conservation battlegrounds, where people actively fought to save a magnificent native podocarp forest.

Today Whirinaki’s beauty is protected for everyone to enjoy through a comprehensive network of walks, tracks and huts with a range of opportunities for visitors.

Location

The park is about 100 km south east of Rotorua on State Highway 38. It is within a two hour drive of Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane.
 
 

Find out more

Weather

Maps

DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

Learn more

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for East Coast places

Contacts

Murupara Base
Phone:      +64 7 366 1080
Full office details
Murupara Office
Phone:      +64 7 366 1080
Email:   muruparavc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details