The Cone Forest situated 7 km west of the Hokonui Forest is made up of five blocks with a total land area of approximately 660 hectares of podocarp and broad leaf forest. Also in the area and covered by this permit are:
The Cone Forest blocks are accessed off Otapiri Gorge Road and Taylors Bush Road.
Otapiri Scenic Reserve is accessed from Lora Gorge Road.
Bare Hill Forest is accessed from the Otapiri Mandeville Road.
All access is across private property and requires prior permission from the land owners.
NZTopo50 maps - CF10, CF11
A selection of Topo50 maps which cover the Southland region are available to purchase from the DOC Murihiku Office.
If you require a map that is not supplied at the Murihiku Office, you can download maps or check out a list of other retailers on the Land Information New Zealand website.
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.
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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.