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TECT All Terrain Park – Off Lead Dog Park

This might be the best dog park I’ve been to so far! Everything seems to have been thought of, with 1ha of space to explore, built in dog agility equipment, running drinking water for the dogs, and full height deer fencing with a double gated entry – perfect! When we visited on Waitangi Day, we…

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2 Hours, Medium-Advanced – Taupiri Mountain Walkways

If you live in the upper North Island, chances are you’ve driven past this mountain a thousand times on your trip up SH1. A sacred mountain for the Maori community, the local youth group have been putting a huge amount of work into the walkways on this mountain and spreading the word on social media…

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Easy Walk, 1 Hour – Lake Tikitapu/The Blue Lake, Rotorua

One of my favourite spots growing up, Lake Tikitapu (better known as The Blue Lake) is a popular spot for swimming, watersports and exploring. The walk is approx 1 hour (5km) around and dogs are allowed on lead. When you reach the lake there is a huge parking area in the reserve, a playground for…

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Easy Walk – The Redwoods – Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua

The Whakarewarewa Forest (AKA the Redwoods) is a 5600 hectare treasure trove of places to explore, filled with good quality walking, cycling & horse riding tracks to suit everyone. The entire place is dog friendly, most of it is on-lead only with an awesome off lead section near the main car park. You can spend…

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