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Photo Gallery

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Kiwi held by admirers prior to her release into the Rimutaka Forest Park Alan Thompson inspecting RF Tracking gear prior to the kiwi's release Kiwi Release Day, May 2006, at the Wainuiomata Marae Helicopter being used to ferry traps into the Rimutaka Forest Park
Orongorongo River Valley Arakura Primary School children meeting our kiwi mascot Waiorongomai Station entrance to the Park off Western Lake Road, Wairarapa View of the Turere Valley taken from its junction with the Orongorongo River
Scratch releasing the third kiwi to the wild on the first day of their release into the Rimutaka Forest Park Matamua - May 2007 Kiwi Kid Orange fungus growing in the Rimutaka Forest Park
Hunting for wild pigs, deer and goats in the Rimutaka Forest Park Rimutaka Ranges view Minski on a lead in the Kiwi Zone The first kiwi to be released into the Rimutaka Forest Park on the night of our first release is shown here...
Trev of Wainui View of Wainuomata from the Whakanui Track Members assemble in the Catchpool carpark prior to the TVNZ shoot RFPT members with the TVNZ film crew in June 2007
Pukeatua Primary School children named and sponsor our female kiwi, "Manaia"    School children raising funds to support our Kiwi  James and Percy on Day one of their successful kiwi tracking expedition

PeripatusPeripatus, or 'Velvet worms' can sometimes be seen around the park when you uncover some rotting tree trunks and branches. Photo credit: Andrew Morrison.

Tui (Parson Bird) on Kowhai

"Creatures and Critters" Photo Gallery

Would you like to see some of the wildlife you're likely to find in the Remutaka Forest Park during your visit?

Here are just a few of the huge variety of creatures and critters that inhabit the area. (More...)

fuchsia excorticata (NZ tree fuchsia) flowers & buds

Right now, there's a stunning display of NZ Tree Fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) at the Catchpool Valley picnic area near the start of the Nature Trail in the Remutaka Forest Park. Don't miss this opportunity to see these superb jewel-like flowers. So many iridescent colours! (Click for a larger image.) Photo credit: PC