Biking in Kaimanawa Forest Park



You can enjoy many activities in Kaimanawa Forest Park in the Tūrangi/Taupō area. Permits are required for hunting and fishing. Access over private land is by permission only.

Find things to do and places to stay Kaimanawa Forest Park

Most rivers in the park contain trout: some have both brown and rainbow trout (Rangitikei, Mohaka and Ngaruroro), while others have only rainbow (Waipakihi).

You must have a Taupo Trout Fishery licence to fish the rivers forming the Lake Taupo watershed.

The remainder of the forest park is covered by Fish & Game New Zealand licences.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.


Turangi Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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