The Lake District: Places to Explore


Huilo Huilo

At this private nature reserve, which spans nearly 120,000 hectares, you will find some of the last, best stands of Chile's native evergreen forest, a temperate rainforest ecosystem rich in plants and hosting unique wildlife like the world's smallest deer, the pudu, and one of the world's oldest living creatures, the monito del monte. In addition, Huilo Huilo has undergone an ambitious project to restore the endangered huemul deer to the landscape. Huilo Huilo is also home to rivers ideal for rafting and fishing. The park also features the spectacular Lake Pirehueico, which one can cross by ferry to get to Argentina's tourist resort San Martin de Los Andes. Snow at the top of the park's Mocho Volcano is year-round, and one of the country's best destinations for snowboarding. In the nearby town of Netulme and at the park store, you can also purchase unique local handicrafts based on forest mythological characters known as duendes and hadas.

Huilo Huilo at a Glance


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