Forest Hill Scenic Reserve
Image: Phil Melgren | DOC


Forest Hill is a great example of native bush surrounded by agricultural land. It is an island of forest rich in flora. An example of a rich forest community that would have once covered the limestone outcrops of the Southland plains.
  • Explore a rich forest that is teeming with diverse plant species.
  • Investigate rock formations.
  • Listen out for the melodic songs of different birds who call this area home. If you look hard enough you may even spot one as it flutters by. 

Get ready

Download the Forest Hill adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there

Drive from Invercargill towards Queenstown. Turn off on the Forest Hill Crossing Road ending at the car park for the Loop Track & Derek Turnbull Track.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Forest Hill code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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