Introduction

Information for entrepreneurs considering the set-up of a business based in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.

How business can benefit

Private enterprise and the local community have an important role to play in realising the full potential of public conservation land. The development of business initiatives such as ecotourism ventures, guided walks and organised events is essential to creating a marketable product and generating local economic benefit.

DOC wants to enable business opportunities that are consistent with conservation, with a particular focus on increasing the number of people enjoying public conservation areas.

There is potential for local business to benefit from the work that DOC has been doing in the northern Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park to upgrade visitor facilities. This work is aimed at creating the Kaimai Heritage Trail to showcase the iconic and nationally important historic sites and increase visitor numbers to the area.

Some ideas for tourism based businesses:

  • Themed guiding – plants, animals, mining history, Māori history or a mixture of everything!
  • Pick-ups/drop-offs at track ends
  • Historic re-enactments
  • Luxury guided walks – provide transport of packs and gourmet food
  • Vehicle movement service between track ends
  • Hunting & fishing guides
  • Horse-riding guides

Help with starting your business

Download the factsheet for a list of contacts who can provide you with detailed information for deciding whether to go into business, and how to go about doing it - from creating a business plan to registering a trading name.

Advice for new business in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park factsheet (PDF, 242K)

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Tauranga Office
Phone:   +64 7 578 7677
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
Address:   253 Chadwick Road West
Greerton West
Tauranga 3112
Postal Address:   PO Box 9003
Greerton West
Tauranga 3142
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