We will be working alongside Auckland Council and hope to have the involvement of anyone and everyone who uses the Hunua Ranges – there are a lot of users, from forestry and Watercare to recreation groups and individuals to hunters and DOC. Any users who would like to be part of the Friends, let us know!
Great to see the opening of the new reception/office area at the Kokako Lodge (near the Hunua Falls), a much-needed improvement. The Lodge is a wonderful 85 bed facility right next to all the activities by the Falls. See www.kokakolodge.org.nz
Anyone looking for a research project?
How about the relationship between native bees and the forest and the impact of Varroa mite?
If you are going to the Ranges, please be careful and follow instructions posted in the area about Kauri Dieback disease. This is a deadly disease, killing kauri trees throughout the Auckland region. The Hunua Ranges are currently a healthy kauri area - help us keep it this way.
Park information: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hunuaranges
Welcome to the time of your life!
Bigfoot Adventures Ltd has been running successful adventure activities for over ten years. They provide safe, fun outdoor experiences for schools, businesses and the general public.
Their activities and events range from adventurous to social and include:
Bigfoot Adventure Activity Programmes:
Specific instruction in outdoor pursuits including:
Bigfoot Adventures instructors are experienced, qualified and endevour to create a rewarding experience for you in the outdoors.
Whether you are looking for a school programme, social club event, corporate team bonding trips, or just a fun day out, they can offer you affordable, reliable fun.
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Higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed from 1 May 2018.
A number of higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed. A Controlled Area Notice (CAN)* is in place across the forested areas of the Hunua Ranges as well as the Waharau Regional Park.
SCRUB | SPRAY | STAY on the track
Every year the Rangers of Southern Regional Parks put on a day of food and activity as thanks to volunteers who have given their time over the year. This year was special in that volunteers got a sneak preview of work on the soon-to-be-opened Waitawa Regional Park...