Mount Damper and Waitaanga Conservation Area
Located in the Taranaki region
IntroductionEnjoy a short walk to one of the North Island's highest waterfalls (74 m), or a more challenging tramp to another tall waterfall (60 m).
Find things to do and places to stay Mount Damper and Waitaanga Conservation Area
Waitaanga Forest is unusual in that it contains the only remnant silver beech stand in Taranaki.
In addition, poorly drained parts support a number of other regionally rare plants such as giant astelias, dracophyllum, (neinei) and swamp sedges.
The forest is also home to the short tailed bat and the endangered dactylanthus taylori (wood rose).