Kaingaroa Forest Access & Closures

Kaingaroa Forest Information & Safety Maps

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



  • 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 Te Urewera National Park EASEMENT Access via Mangamako Road

Map to Rangitaiki River EASEMENT Access via Kiorenui Road - See TEMPORARY DIVERSION in Harvesting Operations Notice below

  • 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).

Kaingaroa Commercial Forest Operations & Closures

  • The public easement from Waipunga Road onto Circuit Road is currently CLOSED due to a damaged culvert - Updated  6/9/19
    An undermined culvert on Waipunga Road has been indentified and there is a risk that the road may collapse. Due to thisHealth & Safety risk the road will be closed until this culvert can be repaired. See Map for further details.

Kaingaroa Recreational Forest Access & Closures

  • Recreational Access to Kaingaroa Forest, for hunting and fishing, is now OPEN and will CLOSE on Monday, 30th September 2019.
  • Access to the Rangitaiki River and Flaxy Lakes will CLOSE on Monday, 30th September 2019.
  • 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 (seasonal hunting access only) may be granted permits.
  • 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.


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