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Explore the extraordinary landscapes, nature and wildlife reserves near Rotorua and around the Bay of Plenty.
Walk or mountain bike past geothermal features, or up to 360 degree views of surrounding mountains and lakes at Rainbow Mountain and Waiotapu Scenic Reserve.
For wildlife experiences, Kaharoa Conservation Area and the adjoining Onaia Ecological Area are renown for the endangered kokako. You can walk the Kokako Track through forest to a secluded spot by the Onaia Stream.
Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 10 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.