whirinaki te pua-a-tāne conservation park

Forest | Rivers
Whirinaki Forest is like stepping back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.
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prehistoric park of ancient trees

Majestic, primeval, ancient: the Whirinaki forest stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the great forests of the world. The Conservation Park stretches over 55,000ha and contains trees over 1000 years old. Rivers and canyons meander their way through the untouched terrain making this destination a unique and special place to film.

permit details

Ngati Whare, The Department of Conservation (DOC)

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

308 Kilometres | 3 Hours, 44 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

83 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

83 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

99 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Taupo CBD

114 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 25 Minutes