The Raukumara Forest Park is one of the least developed or visited tracts of bush in the North Island. The park covers 115,000 hectares of extremely rugged bush-clad land and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunites for visitors including:

  • mountain biking the scenic and challenging Otipi Road,
  • the opportunity to climb Mount Hikurangi, the first place on mainland New Zealand to see the sun; and
  • Grade 4 rafting on the Motu River, which is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and isolation.
  • Source: Department of Conservation - Crown Copyright