The Raukumara Ranges, Raukumara Conservation Park
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This park is one of the least developed or visited tracts of bush in the North Island. You can climb Mount Hikurangi, raft the Motu River and mountain bike Otipi Road.

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The Motu River is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and isolation.

Rafting the river takes a minimum of 4 days (100 km). It's a Grade 4 river and should only be done by experienced users. There are also a number of commercial rafting companies that offer guided trips.

From the Motu township follow the Motu Falls Road to the river crossing. Rafts can be launched from this point.


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