Monday, March 11, 2013

Pirongia Forest Park, Waikato region

Annapurna base Camp trekking while snowing
What to do in Pirongia Forest Park:
Wild Life:Eel, Riroriro (Grey Warbler), Piropiro (Tomtits), Pirairaka (Fantail), Ruru (Morepork), Silvereye, Kotare (Kingfisher), Kahu (Australasian Harrier), Popokatea (Whitehead), Titipounamu (Rifleman), Pihoihoi (New Zealand Pipit), Kereru, Tui, Korimako (Bellbird), Karearea (New Zealand Falcon), Kaka, Giant Kokopu, Short-jawed Kokupu, Banded Kokopu, Bully, Freshwater Crayfish, Lamprey, Long-finned Eel, Short-finned Eel, Glowworm and GeckoAdventure:Hunting, Fishing, Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming, Tramping, Camping, Bird Watching and Walking
Where is Pirongia Forest Park:
Region:The Park is centred around the Pirongia mountain.Location:Otorohanga district, Waikato region, New Zealand
When & how to get to Pirongia Forest Park:
Best Time to Visit:01-Nov to 30-AprGetting There:From Otorohanga take State Highway 31 towards Kawhia, and the turn-off to Pirongia is about 15 kilometres further on.Nearest Town:Te AwamutuNearest Airport:HamiltonNearest Railway Station:Otorohanga
Where to stay (Lodges/Guest Houses/Camps/Resorts/Hotels):
Accommodation:Pirongia has three free campsites: [1] in a grassy clearing 45 minutes into the Nikau Walk (with toilets) [2] halfway along the Bell Track (no toilets) [3] at Pahautea Hut, close to Mt Pirongia’s summit (with toilets). You can also stay in Pirongia Forest Park Lodge which is situated at the end of Grey Rd. It is a residential outdoor education facility available for hire.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Pirongia Forest Park:
Temp:8 c to 18 cRainfall:2400 cmAltitude:959 m
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  1. Just done the Nikau Walk, great spot. Here is the details and pics

  2. Just done the Nikau Walk, great spot. Here is the details and pics