Enjoy fantastic views of the central North Island mountains from the walk in this area.

Place overview


  • Hunting
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary

About this place

Nature and conservation

The large Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary contains a fine example of the montane forest typical of wetter mountain areas such as this.

Of particular renown is its stands of pahautea (native cedar) and Hall’s tōtara, which have been the basis for many scientific studies over the years. Visible collapse of this forest type has prompted research on the impacts of possum browsing on both species. Possum control is an important part of today’s management of this forest.

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