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 Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation 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.

Public Notice: Conservation (Whirinaki Conservation Park: Vehicles) Regulations 2011

The Director-General of Conservation gives notice under regulation 8 of the Conservation (Whirinaki Conservation Park: Vehicles) Regulations 2011 that the riding of bicycles is authorised on the following walking track:

Moerangi Track as described in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

This notice remains in force until further notice.

Dale Tawa
Area Manager
Te Urewera/Whirinaki Area Office
Acting under written delegation from the Director-General of Conservation

20 June 2011


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.

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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


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