Hard fern in Ruahine Forest Park
Image: Jack Mace | ©
The forest park stretches almost 100 km from the Taruarau River in the north to the Manawatu Gorge in the South.
Ruahine Forest Park can be accessed from its eastern side and its western side.
Trampers in snow, Ruahine Forest Park
Ruahine Forest Park is characterised by a cool, cloudy climate with heavy rain at times. The area is renown for strong winds especially in the southern ranges, and there can be snow at any time of the year.
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.
Only registered, avian aversion certified hunting dogs, Guide dogs, companion dogs (certified by the Top Dog Companion Trust) and dogs used for special services (including conservation management activities) are permitted in the park. All other dogs are banned. Hunting with dogs
The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) topographical maps that cover the Ruahine Forest Park are:
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