Karangahake Gorge, in Kaimai Mamuka Forest
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Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park contains a number of historic mining and kauri logging sites and features several popular tramping tracks.


Kauri dieback in Tauranga – planned work and track closures

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Scenic driving
  • Walking and tramping

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Many of the rivers in the park can be fished. The Waitawheta River is known for its trout. Licences must be purchased from Fish & Game New Zealand.

Heritage sightseeing

Discover important gold mining and logging remains: Karangahake Gorge Historic WalkwayWaitawheta Tramway | Piako Country Tramway

Scenic driving

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    About this place

    Getting there

    The Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park stretches from Karangahake Gorge in the north, almost to Rotorua in the south. The park is bordered by state highways 2, 26, 27, 29 and 36.

    The nearest towns are Paeroa, Waihi, Katikati, Tauranga, Matamata and Te Aroha. These are all serviced by regular buses, and Air New Zealand runs services to and from Tauranga airport.

    Know before you go


    Weather for Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park - Bay of Plenty rural forecast


    Fires are a hazard to any bush area. No fires may be lit in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park without a permit.


    Tauranga Office
    Phone:   +64 7 578 7677
    Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
    Address:   253 Chadwick Road West
    Greerton West
    Tauranga 3112
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