Activities in Pirongia Forest Park

Tracks and walks

Other activities


There are picnic areas at the end of both Corcoran and Grey Rds and alongside Kaniwhaniwha Stream on Karamu Limeworks Rd.


Pigs, goats and possums are present in low numbers. Pigs are found mainly on the western side of Pirongia. Permits to hunt in the Park are available from DOC in Hamilton.


Brown and rainbow trout can be found in Kaniwhaniwha Stream. Fly fishing only is permitted.


There are good opportunities for swimming at Kaniwhaniwha Stream Reserve.


The Kaniwhaniwha Caves offer two caves to explore - the main cave is 20m long and second is tight and narrow. Both are wet underfoot and you will need a good torch to explore.

Mountain biking

The Nikau Walk is ideal for family cycling. Please follow the directional signs around the Loop Track. The track is shared with walkers.



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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

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