National Reserve Malalcahuello-Nalcas
This is situated in Curacautín,150 Km from the city of Temuco. You can get there via Ruta 5 sur from Lautaro or Victoria and the road is open all year round.
This reserve covers a mountainous surface area of 31 260 hectares which incorporates the Lonquimay Volcano, 2 820 metres above sea level and the Tolhuaca Volcano, 2 806 metres above sea level. The following hills also jutt into the park; La Arenal, La Plancha and Las Raíces.
The vegetation is typical of the Andean high altitude forests with monkey puzzle trees, Lenga beeches, Southern beeches, oaks and Raulí beeches. The vegetation also shelters a rich fauna consisting of pumas, chilla and culpeo foxes, slender-billed conure parrots, black woodpeckers and owls.
A concessionary company is presently developing a tourism/sports complex in the skiing area on Lonquimay Volcano where you can go for walks, trips, horseback journeys at any time of the year.
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