Peel Forest Trails

Peel forest is Timaru District's favourite weekend escape.

A laid back and uncrowded village in the heart of one of NZ's last remaining podocarp forests.

It's full of beautiful easy to achieve native forest walks with waterfalls. Or, to test your fitness, set aside half a day and climb up Huatekerekere/Little Mt Peel.

The tracks here are Department of Conservation tracks so always check for updates and safety recommendations before setting out.

If you're looking for outstanding food and craft beer before or after your walk, head to The Green Man Licensed Cafe in the heart of the settlement.