Ruahine Forest Park

A slim park running along the Ruahine Range from the Manawatu Gorge to the southernmost point of Kaweka Forest Park west of Napier. Highest point: 1731m (Mangaweka). Ruahine FP has the distinction of being the park with the most huts -- at least 60.

Daphne Hut • By pmcke. Licence: C.

Management of the park is split between DOC's Hawkes Bay conservatory (east of the divide) and Manawatu (west of the divide).

Tarn Biv loo • By iangeorge. Licence: C.

Dogs Allowed in some areas:

  • West of the divide all dogs are allowed with a free permit (from DOC Palmerston Nth on presentation of registration cert / tag / disc).
  • East of the divide: dogs only allowed for hunting, with a kiwi-safe cert and 'hunting with dogs' permit.


933 square kilometres
ID 1455

About this place

Added 10 June 2006 by matthewmatthew. 5 revisions, most recently 9 February 2014 by matthewmatthew.
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