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There are many opportunities for bushwalking (tramping) in the Katikati area of the Kaimai Ranges.

Tracks range from well-formed easy walks suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, to those not so well marked, suitable for experienced trampers only.

If you are from overseas, you will find it pleasing to know that here you wont need to worry about poisonous spiders, hungry bears, biting ants..... If you are camping in the bush, you may have a possum or two visiting at night, attracted by the smell of your food ( dont keep your food in your tent) and a wild deer will quickly disappear from sight if it senses your presence.

If you are planning extensive tramping trips you are advised to get a map of the area - Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park map, available from outdoor shops, bookshops, or the Department of Conservation for around $10.

DOC also have a good little booklet "Tramping and Walking in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park". However, the popular tracks are well-signposted. Even so, some people have been known not to see the signs, and to end up somewhere different from where they thought they were going.

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