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North Island

Walking tracks: None

Getting there: The reserve is not publically accessible.

The locals: Native birds in the area include bell-bird, tui, white-eye, wood-pigeon, grey warbler, shining cuckoo, fantail, morepork, harrier hawks, pukeko, kingfisher as well as the occasional red gull.

This 15-hectare reserve is one of the few green leafy remnants of Taranaki’s once abundant broadleaf forest. Sitting between Mount Taranaki and the sea, the reserve contains a mix of tawa, pukatea, kohekohe, with some rewa rewa, rimu and a profusion of tree ferns, mahoe and kawa-kawa. It has been protected under a QEII covenant since 1991. The eradication of invasive plants such as blackberry and re-planting efforts has led to a healthy recovery of natural re-vegetation


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David Cockeram

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