DOC Information: Te Urewera National Park

Remote, rugged, immense, Te Urewera contains the largest forested wilderness remaining in the North Island. It is famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history. This 212,672 hectare park lies between the Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay in the North Island. It is the largest of the North Island's national parks and the fourth largest in New Zealand. The nearest towns are Whakatane and Taneatua to the north, Murupara and Ruatahuna to the west, and Wairoa to the east. Near the shores of Lake Waikaremoana is the small settlement of Aniwaniwa where a visitor centre is located.
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