An outstanding track leads through regenerating forests to the summit of Pirongia, a 959-meter volcanic peak. Scene of some action during the Land Wars of last century, the Pirongia region today is rich in dairy and agriculture. Alexandria Redoubt, in the town of Pirongia itself, is a well-preserved earthworks built as protection by the invading British and colonial troops. Exhibits tell the full story. Camping is permitted at specific sites within the 13,000 hectare Pirongia Forest Park. Buy food supplies in Hamilton or Te Awamutu before arriving!
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