Whirinaki Forest

Deep in the central North Island is an ancient forest. One of the world’s last prehistoric rainforests, Whirinaki Forest definitely has that mystical feeling to it.

Whirinaki is home to mighty trees and rare native birds.  One hundred and fifty five kilometres of superb walking, tramping and mountain biking tracks include something to suit all levels.

Marvel at amazing rimu, tōtara, kahikatea, matai and miro trees towering into the sky. Some of these majestical trees tower 215 metres into the air. This podocarp (cone-bearing) forest hosts 1,000-year-old trees, meaning that they were seedlings about the time that Ghengis Khan was raiding Mongolia!