Bottle Lake Forest Park is an exotic pine forest of approximately 800 hectares. It is a lovely place for a walk on a hot or windy day as the tracks are almost entirely in shade.
|Start||Bottle Lake Forest car park, Waitikiri Drive, Parklands|
|Finish||Same as the starting point|
|Time||45 minutes return|
|Toilets||Located in the Bottle Lake Forest car park|
|Dogs||Can be exercised off the leash but must be kept under control at all times|
The entrance point is marked and begins about 200m from the main car park. When the trail forks, take a left and continue to follow the track as it loops around a small area of the forest and returns to the car park.
The winding trails and shady pine-filled lanes are perfect for a peaceful stroll. During the autumn lookout for the colourful fungi that changes the forest into a fairy tale woodland.
A useful map may be obtained from the Bottle Lake Forest Information Centre and is recommended to prevent disorientation.
Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link)(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.