Mangakara Nature Walk

Pirongia Forest Park

  • 40 min loop track
  • Easy

An easy loop track wandering through rich forest at the foot of Pirongia.

Forest stream • By matthew.
Mangakara Nature Walk: Key information
Walking time
40 min
Loop track
Loop track
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mangakara Nature Walk: Find it
Information shelter, Grey Road car park

Head north from Pirongia township, and turn toward the mountain on Te Pahu Road, then left onto Hodgson and left again onto Grey. An information shelter, toilet and picnic area is located at the road end.

Lone Handbasin at Pahautea Hut • By oldbooks4u1. Licence: C.

From the shelter, the wide track leads through forest including such species as tawa, miro, rimu, and kahikatea. A junction is passed where the track loops back on itself just before the pretty Mangakara Stream. Over a bridge, another track leads off left: this is the Ruapane Track, heading up Pirongia. The nature walk continues alongside the stream to the right, before crossing another bridge and returning.

An information sheet is available from DOC which explains the numbered sites along site the track: .

ID 2415

About this track

Added 12 November 2007 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 31 May 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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