Craigieburn Forest Park
Craigieburn Forest Park extends from the Waimakariri River to the Wilberforce River and contains braided rivers, beech valleys, tussock grasslands, alpine screes, and rugged mountain peaks over 2300m high. There are tracks and huts throughout the park but all the best day walks are concentrated in a small corner close to State Highway 73. Amenities here include picnic sites, a shelter, camping areas and the Environment Education Centre. Two skifield roads give access up to the upper valley basins.
A small separate part of the Forest Park is the area of beech forest, known as Thomas Bush, located behind Castle Hill Village.