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Address: 63 Carnarvon Street, New Zealand
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+64 6-869 0460
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Immense and rugged national park features the largest forested wilderness...

Immense and rugged national park features the largest forested wilderness in New Zealand's North Island.

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After half a dozen visits, I was looking forward to slipping in to the routine: walks, photography, chat with the DoC staff. But no this time was extra special the stars blew me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2015
Mary Ellen W
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

After half a dozen visits, I was looking forward to slipping in to the routine: walks, photography, chat with the DoC staff. But no this time was extra special the stars blew me away. Dec 15 16 prime time for meteorite watching.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Drove through the Urewera's from Gisborne via Tiniroto and Frasertown across to Murupara. Stopped at the Aniwaniwa visitor centre and did a few short walks to 3 beautiful waterfalls. Would have done some longer walks, however it was drizzling with rain. The drive through the forest was an experience in itself. Lake Waikaremoana was stunning from a few really good... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We drove the Te Urewera Rainforest Trail from Wairoa across to Murupara. It was an amazing drive through absolute wilderness and also the stunning beauty of Lake Waikaremoana. It's definitely a challenging drive with lots of gravel sections, and especially during winter a 4WD made the trip a bit easier. Make sure you allow a full day for the trip... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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234 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Lets start by saying I enjoyrd it. This track took some finding, but maybe our instructions were not so good. It is several miles of unpaved road to get there. Recomend 4x4, but I think a normal car can make it. At the trail head is a toilet of sorts. Bring your own paper. Tha path itself is generally easy... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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531 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you are someone that likes to get off the beaten path, escape the crowds and go somewhere that feels like you're the only one around at times, Te Urewera NP is just the place! Assuming you have your own transportation, the drive can be long and slow, as you follow (at times) narrow, winding gravel roads. But for those... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Te Urewera Treks guided us on two beautiful walks. This small scale company offers a variety of walks with small groups. Our group was only 3 people. The Maori guides are very knowledgeable about local flora and fauna and very open about their culture. We booked a 2 day trip and stayed in their very cozy base camp overnight, in... More 

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

we spent 4 nights doing this tramp. probably could have done it in three, but what the heck. i suggest walking counter clockwise as that is the easier way leaving the harder two days up and down from the panakiri hut till the end. Note, that there is only cell phone access on parts of the panakiri hill, but no... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2009

Despite what the TripAdvisor description says, this park is NOT located in Gisborne. It is a large area of natural wilderness that is mainly accessed via SH38 between Rotorua and Wairoa. Its northern reaches can also be accessed from the Eastern Bay of Plenty area near Whakatane. One of the reasons it has remained largely untouched beautiful 'bush' is its... More 

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