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.

Trees in Bottle Lake Forest

Start: Bottle Lake Forest car park, Waitikiri Drive, Parklands.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 3km

Time: 45 minutes

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.

Description: 

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 look out 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.