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Plantation Access

Remember – these are working plantations – you are responsible for your own safety and enter at your own risk.

HVP believe that by increasing community involvement and understanding of plantation management, the community will ultimately have a greater stake in the ongoing success of the plantation. HVP encourage access where it improves the community relationship with our plantations. This reduces the risk to our plantations, our workforce and to the local community.

Activities may be considered where they are legal, consider the value of our plantations, sustainable, risk appropriate, generate a community benefit and are compatible with our commercial forest operations. Where possible HVP will attempt to recover our full costs of managing public access and any net gains will be reinvested in reducing the risk to our plantations and the community and improving our visitors’ experience.

We know that many community members have an affinity with our forests. We recognise the plantations are a resource for recreation, education and community events. There are four different ways people can apply to access HVP land depending on how they want to use it.

Human Powered Pass

For approved non-commercial recreational activities such as mountain bike riding, running and walking or horse-riding for individuals or groups of up to 6 people. No fee applies. An Event Permit is required for groups larger than 6.

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Event Permit

For approved commercial and non-commercial recreational, educational and community or hobby activities such as sporting competitions, functions, undertaken by groups over 6 people. A fee applies.

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Operator Permit

For approved commercial and non-commercial recreational, production or hobby activities such as led tours, club activities, bee keeping, mushrooming, regularly undertaken by groups of up to 12 people (including the tour operator/leader).

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Film & Photo Permit

For commercial or non-commercial filming by a company, institution, group or individual. This includes feature or short films, television, advertisements, news and current affairs, corporate or educational videos, documentaries and student films. A fee applies.

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Notes

Remember – these are working plantations – you are responsible for your own safety and enter at your own risk.

All Access is revoked on days of Total Fire Ban or HVP Forest Closures. Applications should be made at a minimum 21 days prior to the desired date for access.

All applicants need to have completed and agreed to the Visitor Induction Terms and conditions prior to applying for a Human Powered Pass or any Permit.

HVP reserves the right to decline any access and permit application without explanation.

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