Kahikatea tree in Pirongia Forest Park
Image: Derek Bao | ©



Walk to the tallest recorded native tree in New Zealand.

12 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

6 hr return Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


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Phone 0800 275 362
Email waikato@doc.govt.nz
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