Conservation Week runs from 1–9 November. To celebrate, we’ve asked DOC staff to share with us their favourite local conservation spots to visit.
Stephen Moorhouse, Partnerships Ranger, Ohakune
My favourite local place to visit is the the Rimu Walk in Mangawhero Forest near Ohakune.
The track starts just opposite the DOC Ohakune Field Centre and takes about 20 minutes or so to walk around, depending on your speed and how many times you stop.
There are some spectacular (as you would expect) rimu trees, plus loads of other plants and animals to look at, touch, smell and experience.
It is a nice accessible walk and, if you feel inspired by completing this one, then it links onto the longer Mangawhero Walkway, so you can just keep going.
Both of these walks are loop tracks, so you will always end up back at the place where you started. There is even good car parking and toilets nearby—perfect for a family outing!
It’s a very special place for me and it’s very close to the centre of town. If you live in Ohakune, or even if you’re just visiting, come and discover the Rimu Walk in Mangawhero Forest.
Celebrate Conservation Week
Discover the world where you live this Conservation Week—find a local conservation spot on the DOC website.