Welcome to 

New Zealand Country Trails

connecting you 

"Hello, my name is Hamish Levack. My wife, Glenis, and I support the wise use of trees for profit, amenity, sustainability and the environment, which is the New Zealand Farm Forestry's vision. To this end we have established our own forests in the Wairarapa and the Kapiti District. We enjoy tending them and watching them grow, and have also had a lot of fun creating some off-grid accommodation at our Maungakotukutuku woodlot, near Paraparaumu. We are advocates for Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese developed therapy, which is about maintaining and improving your health just by taking in the atmosphere while spending time in the forest. And I'm...."
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... Inviting you to experience Kiwi country life - the stories, culture lifestyles
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This website is here to help connect you with what's going on in the country. Click on the photos below to...    

... Find things to do
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Plan your journey
Upper North Island
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Lower North Island
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Nelson/Marlborough
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West Coast
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Bay of Plenty/Coromandel/East Coast
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Canterbury
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Otago/Southland
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Eco-tourism​ - West Coast
  • Plant your own tree
  • Have your name on it
  • Be photographed 
  • Walk through forest glades
  • Study native trees and plant species
  • Meet "tree huggers"
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