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Very Pretty, Even in the Rain

When I visited Mangakara, the weather was doing its best to be wet and grey. There was a great deal... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Cheyenne G
Cochrane, Canada
Peaceful and beautiful

Well look after walk. Good for all age. Beautiful stream and interesting vegetation. Recommend if... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 May 2018
“Very Pretty, Even in the Rain”
12 Apr 2018
“Peaceful and beautiful ”
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Grey Road | Pirongia Forest Park, Pirongia, New Zealand
+64 7-858 1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a bit of a drive to get here, there are numerous walks available. The Mangakara Nature Walk is an easy circular walk on downward well formed path (no roots to trip over) thru beautiful NZ forest culminating in a lovely stream that you can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter_4825
Reviewed 1 week ago

A easy short bush walk with a lot of good examples of NZ bush. There is good signage, but if you down load the DOC info sheet you can preview your trip. Tracks are well looked after and easy to follow. Not wheel chair friendly,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cockies2017
Reviewed 7 May 2018

When I visited Mangakara, the weather was doing its best to be wet and grey. There was a great deal of mist on the mountain which made for a quiet, subdued trek through the forest. It gave everything a kind of magical air (rather than...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cheyenne G
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Well look after walk. Good for all age. Beautiful stream and interesting vegetation. Recommend if you want a shot walk.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 532phyuk
Reviewed 17 March 2018

If you are limited on time, this is a pleasant, short and easy hike in Pirongia Forest. Longer and steeper tracks in the forest are also available. Nice area and fairly close to the Waitomo Cave area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We first visited Mangakara shortly after arriving from the UK and from the start found it to be a wonderful example of New Zealand forests. The thing about New Zealand flora and fauna is that at first it looks familiar but then you realise it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank GrahamR1404
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great little loop walk on Mt Pirongia, took our kids. Easy track with informative signs along they way. Massive 50m+ Kahikatea tree, Rimu and other large trees to be seen. There is a shelter at the start of the track, information about Pirongia and all...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Martin B
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