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Tarawera Forest Status

The Tarawera Forest is currently open

The roads and walking tracks are very muddy due to recent weather. There is the possibility of debris on the roads and tracks.

Gates Open: 7:30am (approx) Gates Close: 7:30pm (approx)

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Permits can be issued up to a maximum of seven days, depending on the purpose/activity.
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Maximum Seven Days

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Please note that bicycles and any type of motorbike (dirt & road) are not prohibited on forestry roads unless permission is given by Hancock Forestry Management (Rotorua).

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By checking this box, you have read and agree to the Condition of Issue for Forestry Permits, and acknowladge that you will not be bringing any dog(s) with you. Dogs are prohibited on DoC land in the Rotorua Lakes District. For more information on this, click here.