Experience Destination Pureora

Enter Pureora Forest Park - a National Park managed by the NZ Department of Conservation (DOC)

  • Experience Destination Pureora
  • Experience Destination Pureora
  • Experience Destination Pureora
  • Experience Destination Pureora

About Pure-ora

About Pureora


...a world of magic with LOTR- panorama scenery, a medieval world of mountain springs, forest rivers, and some of the tallest native trees in NZ - such as rimu and totara. At day break wake up to the melodious Kokako and Tui bird song.

Think of the destinationa as Pure Ora (pure goodness.)


This is the centre of the North island and for some the centre of the universe (see temple of 4 winds)


From here you can head to do the Tongariro crossing, Rotorua, Taupo or Waitomo.


Scroll down for nearby must-see-and-do listing

Pureora Forest Park




The Pureora Forest Park





Share a passion for the outdoors with bird watchers, hunters, mountain bikers, walkers, campers and pick-nickers.

Don't forget to let someone know you are in the park -        

 DOC HOTLINE - 0800 362 468



View the Pureora Forest Park brochure (PDF, 706K)



Heart of the North Island



















This is the heart of the Volcanic North Island.


Rotorua with it's Maori cultural attractions and Taupo with it's lake are little over an hour's drive.


Some of the things to do outside the park are climbing at Castle Rock, kayaking on the Ohura river and onto the mighty Whananui, blackwater rafting in Waitomo

Different scenery every day



Nearby site-seeing points of interest are Pa Harakeke, the Whakamaru Dam , Endeares Wood Mill, Waitomo Caves, Mangakino Lake, Castle Rock climbing, Kayak on the Ohura leading onto the great Wanganui river.


Rotorua, Taupo or the Tongariro Crossing are just over an hour's drive from Benneydale.