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.