• Stunning


Hanmer Forest is a great place to explore what New Zealand’s forests have to offer, with a range of walking, mountain biking and horse riding tracks in the area. Protected under a Crown covenant to preserve its character, the forest contains a striking mix of native and exotic plant life and the oldest part of the forest contains plants more than 100 years old.


The Trust’s activities include:

  • Coordinating expenditure and maintenance of recreational tracks
  • Working with the local community at forest workdays
  • Liaising with the public and stakeholders
  • Involvement in forest management plans which are developed by Matariki Forest
  • Advising the Hurunui District Council on issues relating to the Forest