New Zealand Owned Forests Since 1906
City Forests owns and manages more than 20,000 hectares of forest in Otago, growing over 8 million trees.

City Forests is a Dunedin-owned forest products company based in Otago, New Zealand.

Our forests are managed to a high environmental standard and this is verified by our Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C008934) certification.

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Latest News & Alerts

Crystal Falls Track is closed until further notice
Monday 14th August 2023

Recreational walkers please note that Crystal Falls Track near the Waipori Falls Village is currently closed due to recent track damage and hazards caused by weathering. Please do not use this track, but check back here for updates to this advice.

Recreational permits and Operational Areas
Monday 31st August 2020

Recreational forest users, please obey all warning signs you see in the forests. In particular, keep yourself and others safe by staying well away from Operational areas such as active harvesting areas, even during weekends and after normal business hours when it may appear that there is no activity taking place.

Gate on road to Dam at Mahinerangi
Monday 9th March 2020

Forest visitors please be aware that City Forests and Manawa Energy have installed a locked gate at the entrance to the road to the Mahinerangi Dam.  Unfortunately a large increase in instances of unauthorised camping, fire-lighting and vandalism of both City Forests' and Manawa's assets in this isolated area has led to our joint decision to restrict access to this road and area, which is all on privately owned land.  The gate will now remain locked and keys will not be issued for non-work related access, with the exception that a limited amount of Angler only access may be available by contacting the Fish & Game Otago office.  Note that walkway and cycling access is still provided for around the gate.  For visitors wanting boating access an upgraded boat ramp and parking facility is available at Starks Bridge near the Mahinerangi Village.