Pirongia Forest Park is best known for its most widely recognised landmark, Mt Pirongia (959 metres). The Park consists of four separate blocks of land, including Mt Karioi, close to Raglan.
Pirongia Forest Park features one of the largest native forests remaining in the Waikato region. When at the park you can take a walk to the Kaniwhaniwha Caves or visit Mt Karioi or Mt Pirongia.
Walking, tramping, camping, fishing, swimming, caving, mountain biking and hunting are the types of recreational opportunities available in Pirongia Forest Park.
There is camping available at Pirongia Forest Park or you can tramp into Pahautea Hut at the park.
Weather conditions at Pirongia Forest Park can change rapidly, especially at higher altitudes. Always carry a change of clothing, wet weather gear and sufficient food and water to cater for any emergency.
Southwest of Hamilton at Mt Pirongia, students can take a closer look at volcanic geology, forest microclimates and investigate the health of forest trees in this teaching resource.
This active community conservation group is working to restore the native ecosystems of Mt Pirongia.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Pirongia Forest Park.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Waikato places