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Pureora Forest Park

Taupo’s forest parks are jewels in its crown – deep green as emeralds and priceless beyond measure. Home to some of New Zealand’s rarest creatures and most ancient trees, they’re places for both wonder and adventure.

The 78,000ha Pureora Forest Park is an ancient rainforest of giant native totara, rimu, matai, miro and kahikatea trees, rich with rare native bird life.

 

The Timber Trail

The Timber Trail is open to walkers and cyclists. The trail weaves through and even above the forest canopy via suspension bridges.

As you pass along it, watch for the shy, pretty kaka (bush parrot), dancing piwakawaka (fantails) and listen for the haunting call of the rare kokako (blue-wattle crow).

Getting to Pureora Forest Park

The Pureora Forest Park is located to the west of Taupo town. There are various access points to different hiking and biking trails.

Pureora Forest Park, New Zealand

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