Whirinaki Outdoor /Adventure Tourism Outdoor Activities:
There are several attractive, easily accessible camping areas,
including Mangamate Waterfall, Sanctuary Carpark, Okahu Camping area,
Mid Okohu hutt area, and Okahu Road-end. These offer basic facilities
- river water, pit toilets, and some barbeque areas. For locations see
Mountainbiking / Trailbiking: See our new mountainbiking page
Bring along your bikes as there are plenty of exciting places to ride
along roads and forestry access tracks. Some old Forestry roads are available
for trailbiking but are unmarked and unmaintained - enquire at DOC Murupara.
for details. All biking is strictly prohibited on any of the formal walking
Find out about the ultimate adventure tourism
Help us hunt to control deer, pigs possiums and other pests
in and around Whirinaki.
Te Urewera Rainforest Route - see website for a collection of local tourism operators who connect you to the spirit of Te Urewera, Download the manual with all information on activities, including:
Kayaking and White Water Rafting: Rangitaiki River,
Kiwi River Safaris, Murupara, (07) 377 6597 web: www.krs.co.nz
Adventure Racing Report - Auckland Anniversary Day - 28 Jan 2008
Our community welcomed Jamie Stewart and a group of friends to Whirinaki on a unique adventure.
They stayed at the Mangamate Waterfall Camp site as their base.
Their adventure catered for people of all abilities with three grades of racing - 18, 10 and 6 hours. The race started in the middle of the night on foot with teams of four people having to navigate through the forest to certain check points using a map, compass (and a torch of course) They then tubed down the Whirinaki river rapids and mountain biked over a rough forestry road track.
A couple of teams arrived back late, resulting in others being sent out to look for them, but all were well.
Dean McMillan from the village put on a hangi for all after the race which was enoyed by all visitors.
|No fee was charged for competing, but in appreciation of the great experience all had, Jamie passed the hat around and collected close to $1000 which went to our local school. Te Kura Toitu o Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi and our community thanks participants for helping open new opportunities for our tamariki.
|Our community welcomes other such responsible groups wanting to be our guests to enjoy and help care for our special place. Click on the "be our guest" tab at the top of this page and Contact us
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Guided Tours - Local guides will share their treasure with you
Mountainbiking - ride the spectacular Whirinaki MTB track
in Whirinaki. - Experience our place
Camping at Mangamate Waterfall - upgraded for your next hols
Disabled or impaired - Local support and guides are available
Accommodation - to make your Whirinaki experience
WEMZ Project - The Whirinaki Ecological Management Zone
Our Right Royal Kiwi, Princess Beatrice adopted by Prince Andrew
species recovery projects - Kiwi, Weka and Kaka
Powhiri - our formal welcome to visitors (see marae visits)
What we and our school are up to download videoclips
David Bellamy "Moa's Ark Revisited" Whirinaki 25 report, Sept 09 Dialoque in our rainforest with Hunter Lovins - US environmentalist
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