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Mangakara Nature Walk

Mangakara Nature Walk

The Mangakara Nature Walk is a fairly easy one-hour walk through the Mount Pirongia forest, with magnificent rimu, kahikatea, tawa, pukatea and kohekohe trees.

There are several rest places by the beautiful Mangakara Stream, before the track loops back to the starting point.

The track is shingle with occasional boardwalks and steps, suitable for most ages and fitness levels. It is not accessible by wheelchair.

Map: Locate the Mangakara Walk in Virtual Te Awamutu Find in Virtual Te Awamutu

Podcast Video

This podcast video features a guided tour, background information and stories from local Tāngata whenua (Maori descendants of the original inhabitants).

You can view the video via YouTube or by downloading the mp4 file to your computer or mobile device (right-click and save the link below).