Ngaheretuku Reserve, South Auckland

Squabbling Silvereye

Squabbling Silvereye

Walking tracks: There are no tracks in the reserve.

How to get there: Ngaheretuku Reserve is situated at 196 Twilight Road, 2.5kms north-west of Clevedon, Manukau City, and 28km south-east of Auckland.

The locals: Common indigenous birds found in the reserve include tui, kereru, North Island fantail, silvereye and grey warbler.

The 15-hectare reserve is set on a steep tract of land that contains significant stands of secondary growth, such as kauri, kahikatea, totara, rimu, taraire, puriri and tanekaha . As well as containing a mosaic of vegetation types, the reserve has one of the largest kahikatea in the Auckland region, which can be viewed from the road. Ngaheretuku means “bush gift” or “a gift of native bush”, a name which recognises the gift of the land by Hugh Alexander.

Due to risks associated with kauri dieback, this reserve is closed to the public