Welcome to Pureora Forest Park
Fringing the western edge of Lake Taupo, the 780-sq-km Pureora Forest is home to New Zealand’s tallest totara tree. Logging was stopped in the 1980s after a long campaign by conservationists, and the subsequent regeneration is impressive. Tramping routes through the park include tracks to the summits of Mt Pureora (1165m) and the rock pinnacle of Mt Titiraupenga (1042m). A 12m-high tower, a short walk from the Bismarck Rd car park, provides a canopy-level view of the forest for bird-watchers.