Discover Ohakune’s Rimu Walk

Department of Conservation —  08/11/2014

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-profileStephen 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.

Rimu Walk in Mangawhero Forest.

Rimu Walk in Mangawhero Forest

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.


Mangawhero Stream

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.

Forest gecko in Mangawhero Forest.

Forest gecko in Mangawhero Forest

Celebrate Conservation Week

Discover the world where you live this Conservation Week—find a local conservation spot on the DOC website.

One response to Discover Ohakune’s Rimu Walk


    great article thanks

    are the geckos endangered?