Eyrewell Forest

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Eyrewell Forest
Rural Area
Destruction of the forest the area is named after on 1 August 1975
Destruction of the forest the area is named after on 1 August 1975
Eyrewell Forest is located in New Zealand
Eyrewell Forest
Eyrewell Forest
Coordinates: 43°25′S 172°19′E / 43.42°S 172.31°E / -43.42; 172.31Coordinates: 43°25′S 172°19′E / 43.42°S 172.31°E / -43.42; 172.31
Country  New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
Electorates Waimakariri
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)[1]
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode 7476 and 7495
Area code(s) 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

Eyrewell Forest is a small rural area in the Waimakariri District, New Zealand. About half of the area is forestland, which the area's name is derived from.


Due to Canterbury's lack of native forest, in the early 1900s the government planted exotic forests throughout North Canterbury, including Eyrewell Forest. On 1 August 1975, however, most of the forest was blown over by strong north-westerly winds.


The average temperature in summer is 16.2 °C, and in winter is 5.9 °C.[2]

Month Normal temperature
January 16.8 °C
February 16.3 °C
March 14.6 °C
April 11.6 °C
May 8.3 °C
June 5.8 °C
July 5.3 °C
August 6.5 °C
September 8.9 °C
October 11.2 °C
November 13.3 °C
December 15.5 °C