Aorangi Forest Park

Aorangi Forest Park is popular with recreational hunters and trampers and is about 50 minutes drive south of Martinborough

The park and surrounding area features some of New Zealand’s most striking landforms. They include the Putangirua Pinnacles, earth pillars formed by the erosive forces of rain and floods; high slabs of rock known as Kupe’s Sail near Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and the coastal Whatarangi Bluff near Ngawi

The park also contains Maori occupation sites - a kainga (a resting and eating place for travellers) and the Putangirua Pa site, on a steep outcrop.

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