Below information is from the Department of Conservation website.
Know before you go.
Ruahine Forest Park is characterised by a cool, cloudy climate with heavy rain at times. The area is renown for strong winds especially in the southern ranges, and there can be snow at any time of the year.
Get local advice on track and weather conditions before setting out.
Extreme fire conditions can exist during summer. The park is a restricted fire area, which means permits to light fires are required all year round.
Only registered, avian aversion certified hunting dogs, Guide dogs, companion dogs (certified by the Top Dog Companion Trust) and dogs used for special services (including conservation management activities) are permitted in the park. All other dogs are banned.
The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) topographical maps that cover the Ruahine Forest Park are:
Whether you are hiking for a day or camping overnight,