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Karaka Cove was the first local reserve to have a pest control plan put into action, with Auckland Council supplying all the traps.
Walking tracks: None
Getting there: The reserve is not publically accessible.
Our goal is to restore diversity and take the gully back to pre-1840 flora and fauna.
This reserve is temporarily closed pending replacement of the access bridge which was destroyed by recent flooding. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Rats, stoats and possums destroy our native wildlife. Help to remove pests from the 3100 ha Hibiscus Coast, so native species can flourish.
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Walking tracks: The reserve has one circular track that takes an hour to complete.
The New Zealand Fairy Tern – which has teetered on the brink of extinction since the 1970s – is struggling
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.
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