Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park is a living museum of natural and human, ancient and recent history. The Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park is made up of two distinct areas, The Kaimai Range and the Mamaku Plateau. The park forms a narrow barrier between the Waikato and Bay of plenty regions of New Zealand. In ancient times, the Kaimai Mamaku range was blossoming with a large variety of plants but in recent times, the plants have been used for food and medicine. Later, Europeans also used the plants but they even dug the hillside looking for gold. The public has free access and the park can be used for numerous recreational activities like tramping, hunting (with permit), dog walking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, swimming and canoeing. It is also a bird lover’s paradise. Once you get into the park it will take all your will power to leave.
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Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park Reviews & Ratings
One of my favorite places to visit in North Island. The old relics of the mining era that have been left behind are pretty great, it's almost as if the place was just abandoned when they finished. The walk includes a beautiful gorge, old rail tracks, tunnels (bring a torch) and a beautiful trail.
Stunning views, easy access and walks , take a torchlight for inside the old mine tunnels, every corner has something new and exciting to see,the tracks are very well sign posted. Plenty of parking and good clean toilets.
I only passed through here in my truck but Google thinks I have been here. I know the area though. An abundance of outdoors activities available including sight seeing, tramping and short walks, picnic spots, hunting (with permits!), I imagine mountain biking in places. DoC site will have more info. A vast area covering many km
So Majestic and Beautiful. We truly are blessed to be living in this beautiful piece of God's creation
Beautiful greenery - so like NZ