HUERQUEHUE NATIONAL PARK
Know Huerquehue National Park
Created in 1967, this national park has 12500 hectares of beautiful flora and fauna. Also known as “place of messengers” in Mapudungun (the language of the Mapuche people), this attraction has an exhuberant vegetation due to rain that coveres the grounds all year, going over the 2000 milimeters. The araucarias, tepas and oaks are some vegetal species of the area. When it comes to animals, you can find pumas, foxes, pudues, chucao and güiña. The Verde and Tinquilco lakes and El Toro lagoon are some of the hydrographical resources.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Lakes, lagoons, paths and singular topography.
Activities: Trekking, sport fishing, picnic, swimming, birds watching, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Land route, by road that conects Temuco, Freire, Villarrica, Pucon and Caburgua.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Rainy, moderate weather. This weather features rain all year long; in the interior, the temperature oscillates between day and night time. In the high lands there´s a cold weather.
Services: Information center, forest ranger.
Surroundings: Araucano Hill, Comulo Hill, Caburgua Hill, Villarrica Lake, Careau Lagoon, Ojos del Caburgua or Cahuello waterfalls, Villarrica National Park, Blanca Beach, Negra Beach, Pucón, Salto del León, Yanqui Springs, Lanin Volcano, Villarrica Volcano.