Select Loop Road is available for 4WDs. The King Country 4WD group works in partnership with DOC to open and maintain 4WD tracks for public access and enjoyment near Select Loop Road.
Select Loop Road is available for quad bike riding.
Select Loop Road is located in Pureora North Block approximately 5 km along Waitaramoa Road. Waitaramoa Road comes off SH30 (the Te Kuiti - Mangakino Highway) almost opposite the Pureora Field Base.
There are two junctions for Select Loop Road with the northern junction more obvious as it sits at the corner of a large wetland.
Carry enough food, water and warm clothing for a safe and enjoyable time.
There is no fuel in Pureora, so ensure you have enough before you visit. A small range of retail products are available at Pa Harakeke (open 7 days during the summer season, and 5 days (Mon – Fri) during winter).
Select Loop is an area that was used for a trial of ‘selective logging’ in the 1970s. The forest is still essentially intact and bird life is abundant. This is an especially good place to see North Island kaka and North Island kokako.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.