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Updated 19 April 2022 9:56am

With 15,000 hectares of regenerating bush, hills, valleys, old logging roads and forest tracks, the Akatarawa Forest is very popular for a huge range of events. It is the only one of the regional parks and forests open to motorised recreation, and hosts events ranging from club four wheel drive "shiny" trips to motorcycle enduro events, four wheel drive training, Army and Police exercises and the annual Karapoti Classic.

If you would like to run an event in the Akatarawa Forest, please contact the park ranger to discuss your event/activity and confirm the date and venue, then visit our concessions page to apply.

For more information about applying for a concession please visit the concessions page.

To find out more about the events we are hosting in our parks this summer, click here