Discover falls and limestone gorges on scenic tramping tracks and fish for rainbow trout in the Tawarau Forest.

Find things to do and places to stay Tawarau Conservation Area

Tawarau offers a number of fishing opportunities with a backdrop of spectacular limestone bluffs and native forest. Rainbow trout are present in reasonable numbers and limestone formations provide a variety of interesting pools and runs.

The Gorge Track at the end of Were Rd allows access to the Mangaohae Stream down to its confluence with the Tawarau River. A marginal strip provides public access to virtually all the Mangaohae Stream except where the stream loops away from the Mangaohae Rd.

Trout fishing licenses are required. You can get these from Fish & Game. The fishing season is from 1 October to 30 June each year.


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