Hiker, in Kaweka Forest Park, near Kuripapango
Image: Brian Dobbie | ©
Located in the Hawke’s Bay region
Kaweka Forest Park is north-west of Napier.
This is a mountainous area. Visitors should be prepared for sudden weather changes, whiteouts, high winds on the ranges and rapidly rising water levels in rivers and streams. The Puketitiri area is in the rain shadow of the Kaweka Ranges.
Extreme fire conditions can exist during summer. The park is a restricted fire area, which means permits to light fires are required all year round.
Kuripapango (Ox Bow) and the Mangatutu campsites have a year round total fire ban for public safety. No fires are permitted in these areas
The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) topographical maps that cover the Kaweka Forest Park are:
Topo50 map BH36 - Motutere
Topo50 map BH37 - Rangitaiki
Topo50 map BH38 - Te Haroto
Topo50 map BJ36 - Tawake Tohunga
Topo50 map BJ37 - Kuripapango
Topo50 map BJ38 - Te Pohue
Topo50 map BK37 - Tikokino