The Whirinaki Forest

Visitors from the US are discovering a beautiful forest called Whirinaki (fear-uh-knack-ee) accessible from Rotorua in the North Island. This is one of the world's last accessible prehistoric rainforests and revered by the Maori people of New Zealand as a place of great spiritual importance.

This is pristine forest at its finest, a true wilderness, massive in size (over 200 square miles) with large tracts virtually untouched by any human activities. A full day tour can be arranged and for those with the time, a 3 day escorted tour into the depths of the Whirinaki Forest with local guides can be arranged.  

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One example of a New Zealand Vacations itinerary that includes an opportunity to visit the Whirinaki Forest is the 15 day "North Island & Southern Alpine Wonders" 

Lindsay Barron

Lindsay Barron • Jun 24, 2016