Kaingaroa Forest Access & Closures


Kaingaroa Forest Information & Safety Maps

Please refer to Safety & Risk section for latest 'Safety Warnings'

Map to ACCESS & EMERGENCY MEETING POINTS

Map to PERMITTED ACCESS and NO HUNTING areas

Map to RESTRICTED POISON areas

  • Please Note: Animal control will be occuring progressively in the areas identified in the above map.
  • Warning signs will be erected around each individual site, prior to control occuring.

Map to Mangamako Road - Te Urewera National Park EASEMENT Access

Map to Kiorenui Road - Rangitaiki River EASEMENT Access


Kaingaroa Commercial Forest Operations & Closures

  • Rotorohe Road, either side of Lake Whangioterangi (Echo Lake) in the Waiotapu area of Kaingaroa Forest will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC from Wednesday 25 October until further notice. See  map for further details. A culvert is being replaced in the area with works expected to take one month to complete. Please adhere to signage at all times.


Kaingaroa Recreational Forest Access & Closures

  • Recreational Access to Kaingaroa Forest, for hunting and fishing, is now CLOSED.
  • Please refer to the Safety & Risk section for information regarding safety hazards.
  • If you require a valid permit please refer to the Recreational Access Permit Information page.
  • Access without a VALID PERMIT will result in a Trespass Notice. See  Trespass Information Notice for further details.
  • Access to the Rangitaiki River and Flaxy Lakes is now OPEN. Please Note: Refer to the Ngahuinga Road commercial harvesting operations above for details of a detour, via Tautika Road, to access the Rangitaiki River.
  • Access over the public access easement of Kiorenui Road to Ngahuinga Road, then Ngahuinga Road to the Rangitaiki River remains OPEN during daylight hours only. This is strictly for access to the Rangitaiki River. No other road(s) can be used and no other activity without a permit is allowed (i.e.: hunting). 
  • Goudies Road, located in Kaingaroa Forest, is a private forest road where access requires a permit. Unauthorised access may result in trespass. Only vehicles using Goudies Road for forest management related purposes or recreation (hunting access only) may be granted permits.

Kaingaroa Management Plan

Kaingaroa Forest Estate Management Plan - Still to come

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