H-Tree Track

Image: Neil Hutton | ©

Introduction

The H Tree Track in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park is an easy loop track through grand podocarp forest. The forest is home to a number of native birds, including kaka.

Track overview

2.2 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track

Description

The track starts at Old Fort Road car park heading north for a short distance before turning back and crossing the Whirinaki Mountain Bike Track at intersection.  

From this point the track continues for approxiamtely 400m until it reaches a large rimu tree notable for it's unusual "H" shape.

The track then continues for a short distance before turning east then north and then returns to the Old Fort Road car park where the track ends.

Treasure map

Extra activities on this track include a treasure map for kids and adults - find all the answers to the questions along the H-Tree track to discover some of Whirinaki’s treasures. H Tree Track treasure map (PDF, 2,070K).

Getting there

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park is 90 km south-east of Rotorua. The track is reached via Minginui Road, off te Whaiti Road (old SH 38), then via Old Te Whaiti Road and Old Fort Road to the Old Fort Road car park.

Know before you go

Note: This track is a suitable grade and width for wheelchair access. There is no cell phone coverage at this location.

Contacts

Whakatane Office
Phone:   +64 7 307 2770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   easternbop@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1/100 Valley Road
Whakatane
Postal Address:   1/100 Valley Road
Whakatane
3120
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