Whareorino Conservation Area
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Visit the Whareorino Conservation Area – the largest, and one of the most valuable, forested areas in the western King Country.

Recreational hunting is a popular pastime in Whareorino, and the upper reaches of the Awakino River hold some of the best fly fishing waters for trout in the North Island.

Find things to do and places to stay Whareorino Conservation Area

Each of the tramping tracks into Leitch’s Clearing offers opportunities for bird watching.

The Whareorino Conservation Area is home to some exceptional fishing. The headwaters of the Awakino river offer a true backcountry fishing experience with easy access via the Mahoenui Track.

The headwaters are restricted to fly fishing and are highly regarded. Although numbers are low, the fish can be large, making for exciting fishing.

Trout fishing licenses are necessary and can be obtained from the Fish & Game website. The fishing season is from 1 October to 30 June.


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