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Walking Tracks: Four flat, easy walking tracks that vary in length from 20 – 40 minutes return.
Facilities: Picnic table, electric barbeque, plant nursery and visitor’s centre.
The Central Otago branch of Forest and Bird is active in numerous projects related to the conservation of native flora and fauna, and the preservation of valuable natural landscape features.
Walking tracks: There are no established tracks but access stiles can be found close to the old pioneer cemetery (also worth seeing.) Because of the steep and slippery terrain it is recommended that walkers are accompanied by a guide.
Forest & Bird’s Waitakere branch is restoring Te Henga wetland in West Auckland by removing pest species and re-introducing native wildlife.
Walking tracks: None
Getting there: The reserve is not publically accessible.
The Hastings-Havelock North Branch has worked with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to restore the banks of the Poukawa Stream which drains the wetlands that form the Pekapeka Regional Park.
Getting there: The 13 hectare reserve is located 8km east of Rata, on Putorino Road off SH1, near Marton.
Mangaroa Wetland is a 300ha peatland in Mangarao Valley. We are currently trying to get this area protected as a Significant Natural Area and have all farming and development activity stopped.
The reserve is situated at the end of Waite Rd, approximately 7km north-west of Pirongia in the Waikato.
Kererū, tūī, bellbird, North Island fantail, grey warbler and silvereye.
Crocodile Island is a small sand island with re-generating bush in the Orewa Estuary, not far off the Orewa College grounds and accessible by foot at low tide.
Walking tracks: The reserve has one circular track that takes an hour to complete.
A project to clear Darwin’s barberry (Berberis darwinii), blackberry and other exotic pest plants, abandoned cars, and household rubbish from a neglected reserve and transform it into one that resembles a natural unmodified forest with wetland.
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