Snowdon Forest
Image: Dave Quested | ©



Snowdon Forest is a picturesque area with open, grassed valleys. It offers a variety of year round recreational opportunities suitable for family groups, trampers, fishermen and hunters.

Bog Pine Paddock was a location for Fangorn Forest - see Lord of the Rings filming locations.

Find things to do and places to stay Snowdon Forest Conservation Area

The Mararoa, Whitestone and Upukerora Rivers offer good fishing for brown and rainbow trout. The Upukerora is fly fishing only. A current fishing licence is required and anglers must comply with its regulations. Ask owners before crossing private land and avoid disturbing stock.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.


Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Hours See visitor centre hours


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