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Hunting in Te Urewera National Park

16-Jul-2013 | Contributed by: Nick Carnachan

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Lake Waikaremoana

Te Urewera National Park is home to Lake Waikaremoana (pictured) and the smaller Lake Waikareiti.

Te Urewera National Park is the North Island's largest remaining forest, and the fourth largest forest in New Zealand. It covers 2,127 square kilometres and lies between Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay. 

This area of New Zealand is very remote with rugged hills and dense bush. The National Park is home to Lake Waikaremoana and the smaller Lake Waikareiti. The Park has extensive tracks and bush huts used by both hikers and hunters. 

The department of conservation encourages hunting in the park, although a pre arranged permit with DOC must be organised before you access the park. 

There are an abundance of red and rusa deer throughout the park as well as pigs and goats. If you plan on using dogs in the park you must get special permit and follow all of DOC guidelines. The lakes offer great fishing too, and licences can be brought from the campground at Lake Waikaremoana.

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