Aorangi Forest Park

Aorangi Forest Park is a 194-square-kilometre (75 sq mi) protected area in the Wellington Region of New Zealand administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC).[1] It had been called the Haurangi Forest Park but DOC changed to reflect the Māori name of the range protected by the park.[2]

Aorangi Forest Park
Aorangi Forest Park near Cape Palliser
Aorangi Forest Park
LocationNorth Island, New Zealand
Nearest cityWellington
Coordinates41.421104°S 175.362396°E / -41.421104; 175.362396
Area19,402 hectares (47,940 acres)
Established1978
Governing bodyDepartment of Conservation

The park has six backcountry huts and a recreational hunting area in the park.[2] There is a large herd of wild red deer and dry conditions, making the park a popular destination for deerstalkers.[3] There is also a small number of goats and pigs in the park.[4]

The park can be accessed by foot from several local roads, or via private land with the permission of landowners.[5]