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NOTICE: The Colin Kerr-Taylor Reserve is currently closed to the public protect our kauri from the spread of kauri dieback. Please respect this ban and visit one of the many other walks around the Auckland Region.
Karaka Cove was the first local reserve to have a pest control plan put into action, with Auckland Council supplying all the traps.
How to get there: SH 92 (70 kms south of Balclutha) on the Catlins coast.
A project to restore a neglected gully, overgrown with weed and littered with rubbish, that runs between Epuni Street and Tanera Park in Aro Valley. Our vision is that this 'wilderness' area will, in time, resemble a pre-European forest.
Tracks: There are three tracks in the 60 hectare reserve, from 20 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes. The longest track (the blue track) circuits the whole reserve.
The reserve contains four walking tracks: the Tui Track (2 ½ hours), the Troglodyte Track (30-45 mins), the Rewi Track (30 mins) and the Rakaunui Track (45 mins). There is an excellent lookout towards the Kaweka ranges.
Help us remove pests from Whangaparaoa Peninsula so native wildlife can flourish.
Our aim is to make the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula pest free but we need your help.
The locals: Kereru, grey warbler, fantail, morepork, whitehead, bellbird, tui and kingfisher
Walking tracks: An easy walking track (1/2 hour) wanders throughout the entire reserve.
The New Zealand Fairy Tern – which has teetered on the brink of extinction since the 1970s – is struggling
Walking tracks: no public tracks
The locals: Yellow-eyed penguins, bush birds, fern birds and the occasional seal or sea lion
There are short three walkways (each takes approximately 10-15 minutes). Mid, high and low contour tracks traverse almost the entire length of the reserve, and connect with the council owned walkway network.
The Dunedin, South Otago and Southland branches are joining efforts to conduct large scale conservation in and around Tautuku, in the Catlins.
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