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Worth the effort to get here!

You need a good vehicle and plenty of time to get here by very twisty roads. Plan to stay at least... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Lethbridge, Canada
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My real home in NZ

A brilliant and exhilarating place to visit and listen to. The trees, talk, the birds sing songs... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Hone T
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18 Nov 2017
“Worth the effort to get here!”
6 Nov 2017
“My real home in NZ”
Immense and rugged national park features the largest forested wilderness in New Zealand's North Island.
63 Carnarvon Street, New Zealand
+64 6-869 0460
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

You need a good vehicle and plenty of time to get here by very twisty roads. Plan to stay at least 3 days. Be sure to do some well signposted walks in this remote area. The native temperate rainforests are exquisite! This is a high...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A brilliant and exhilarating place to visit and listen to. The trees, talk, the birds sing songs, and the animal life bring spirits to life

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Hone T
Reviewed 19 December 2015

After half a dozen visits, I was looking forward to slipping in to the routine: walks, photography, chat with the DoC staff. But no this time was extra special the stars blew me away. Dec 15 16 prime time for meteorite watching.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Mary Ellen W
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Drove through the Urewera's from Gisborne via Tiniroto and Frasertown across to Murupara. Stopped at the Aniwaniwa visitor centre and did a few short walks to 3 beautiful waterfalls. Would have done some longer walks, however it was drizzling with rain. The drive through the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We drove the Te Urewera Rainforest Trail from Wairoa across to Murupara. It was an amazing drive through absolute wilderness and also the stunning beauty of Lake Waikaremoana. It's definitely a challenging drive with lots of gravel sections, and especially during winter a 4WD made...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank kateykate_00
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Lets start by saying I enjoyrd it. This track took some finding, but maybe our instructions were not so good. It is several miles of unpaved road to get there. Recomend 4x4, but I think a normal car can make it. At the trail head...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you are someone that likes to get off the beaten path, escape the crowds and go somewhere that feels like you're the only one around at times, Te Urewera NP is just the place! Assuming you have your own transportation, the drive can be...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Te Urewera Treks guided us on two beautiful walks. This small scale company offers a variety of walks with small groups. Our group was only 3 people. The Maori guides are very knowledgeable about local flora and fauna and very open about their culture. We...More

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank LindaNLD
Reviewed 13 January 2012

we spent 4 nights doing this tramp. probably could have done it in three, but what the heck. i suggest walking counter clockwise as that is the easier way leaving the harder two days up and down from the panakiri hut till the end. Note,...More

Date of experience: February 2011
Thank azzawebbnz
Reviewed 10 February 2009

Despite what the TripAdvisor description says, this park is NOT located in Gisborne. It is a large area of natural wilderness that is mainly accessed via SH38 between Rotorua and Wairoa. Its northern reaches can also be accessed from the Eastern Bay of Plenty area...More

9  Thank Skiwiflyer
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