Introduction

Tangihua Forest is a distinctive, rugged landmark of the Whangārei/Dargaville area, covering 3,000 hectares of mainly podocarp broadleaf forest and some kauri.

Place overview

Activities

  • Hunting
  • Walking and tramping
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

Find things to do and places to stay Tangihua Forest

About this place

Nature and conservation

Tangihua Forest is a distinctive, rugged landmark of the Whangārei/Dargaville area, covering 3,000 hectares of mainly podocarp broadleaf forest and some kauri.

History and culture

Long before Europeans settled the Wairoa Basin, the Parawhau hapu inhabited this area. The Parawhau, Uriroroi and Kuihi hapu of Ngapuhi are the kaitiaki (caretakers) of the cultural and spiritual integrity of this site. They have a strong affiliation to Ngatiwhatua.

Getting there

Tangihua Forest is halfway between Whangārei on Northland’s east coast and Dargaville on the west coast.

Your best access into Tangihua Forest is from Omana, Omana Road. The Omana Road Tangihua access car park has parking for 15 cars.

You will need to walk 30 min along a formed road to the bush line. From here, it is another 15 min until you reach Lions Lodge

Know before you go

Dogs are strictly prohibited on the access road and within the forest unless by special permit.

Contacts

Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Raumanga
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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