Hiking

Mangakino/Whakamaru Cycle & Walking Trails will cover 100 km once completed. The Pureora Forest Park's 78,000 hectares is also available and hides numerous impressive bush walks beneath towering Totara, Rimu and Matai. Somewhere amid the native bush is a plaque marking the centre of the North Island and New Zealand's largest Totara tree. Guided forest tours are available and are an entertaining and informative blend of ecology and Maori culture.