Unlock the treasures of Te Urewera

Lake Waikaremoana is the jewel of Te Urewera and home of the Tuhoe people. Waikaremoana is full of hidden treasures awaiting discovery and the Kiwi Ranger booklet will guide you to ‘unlock the treasure chest’ to find adventure wherever you go in Te Urewera.

Download a copy of the Te Urewera Kiwi Ranger booklet or pick up copy from the Te Urewera Visitor Centre at Aniwaniwa or the Waikaremoana Holiday Park.

Click here to find out more about the Te Urewerea Kiwi Ranger programme.

Explore Catchpool Valley – the most popular entrance to Rimutaka Forest Park

Celebrating the launch of Kiwi Ranger at the Rimutaka Forest Park

Wellington families there’s heaps you can do at Rimutaka Forest Park with Kiwi Ranger. Draw wild designs inspired by nature, map birdsong in the park, go on a Rimutaka scavenger hunt, wriggle your toes in the pristine mountain water, or, imagine roaming the hills as a kiwi. Finish up by thinking of something you can do at home that’s good for nature, people and the environment.

Download a copy of the booklet or pick up copy from the Wellington DOC Visitor Centre, Hutt Valley i-site or Wainuiomata Library.

Find out more about the Rimutaka Forest Park Kiwi Ranger programme.

Experience kiwi country with Whakatane Footsteps of Toi

Take your kids out and do the Whakatane Footsteps of Toi Kiwi Ranger to discover more about this beautiful slice of NZ. The activities give you a chance to step off the pavement into kiwi country to experience the sights and sounds of our native species in this beautiful environment.

Get your kids to imagine being a kiwi during the daytime, or make it extra special and come back at night to listen to them or sometimes even catch a glimpse of one!

Here’s Te Urewera’s new badge…

Here’s the new badge design for Te Urewera…

You’ll soon be able to become a Kiwi Ranger, with booklets and badges available at DOC’s Waikaremoana Visitor Centre

On the  badge  you can also make out the symbol of Hinepukohurani on the lake.  Hinepukohurani lured Te Mauna, the mountain to earth with her. Their child was a mortal being, Tuhoepotiki, whose descendants are the Tuhoe people.