Raetea is a mountainous region of native bush located south of Kaitaia featuring huge towering trees and clear rocky bottom streams.

Find things to do and places to stay Raetea Forest and Mangamuka Gorge Scenic Reserve

Take a rest at the summit of the Mangamuka Gorge. The Mangamuka Gorge picnic area is an ideal place to have a bite to eat, finishing off with a dip in a refreshing rocky bottom stream. The area is sign posted along SH1 at the summit of the Mangamuka Gorge.

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.

Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


Te Hiku / Kaitaia Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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