Explore the historic heritage sites that DOC looks after in Waikato.
Climb to the summit of historic Kakepuku Mountain and enjoy magnificant views of the surrounding landscape from the top of a lookout tower.
The well preserved Meremere Redoubt was one of 22 earthwork forts built between Auckland and Pirongia.
Te Teoteo’s Pā was an old fortification, reoccupied by Māori forces as a base to repel the advance of British troops into the Waikato.
The three natural coastal amphitheatres at Te Toto were once the site of extensive Maori gardens. Remnants of stone rows which would have outlined garden plots can still be seen in places, as well two small pa, storage pits and terraces.
This is a standard four-bunk hut in the Waitomo/Pureora area. This small historic hut provides trampers and hunters with a rustic overnight stay in the Pureora Forest Park.
Unlike most other bush tram routes, much of the Ongarue tram system survives unmodified, making it a nationally significant site which represents an important part of the timber industry and pioneering New Zealand.
Walk through native forest to the site of a small defensive pā built and used by Ngati Hia in the late eighteenth century.
In 1946 Pureora Forest was one of the last native forests to be opened up for logging. Today, there are several historic attractions within the park.