Waiuku Forest is a sand dune pine plantation forest on the northern mouth of the Waikato River. It is administered by Crown Forestry. The forest is almost cut in two by the New Zealand Steel ironsand mine. The forest has an access road (gravel) traversing almost the length of the forest down to two picnic areas at the river mouth. There is also a road and track network within the forest that is well used for recreational activities such as horse riding, running, walking, car rallies and fishing access. Other recreational uses of the forest are orienteering, picnicking and sightseeing.
The forest opens at 7.00am each day and closing time is 6.00pm daily. Entry may be restricted during periods of high fire danger.
Parts of the forest are also able to be booked by recreation and sport groups for events. On some occasions casual recreation may be restricted during particular events.
Please check the Council website for any updates.