Mangarakau Swamp


New Wattle Point Track

Wooden track sides with fill between.Tucking down edges of geoclothMany wheelbarrow loads of gravelThen raking it all levelPart of the 100m new trackMany helpers get the job done

Native New Zealand Orchids

Petalochilus chlorostylusNematocerus genusNematocerus longipetalumNematoceras longipetalumThelymitra carneaOrthoceras novae-zeelandiaeOthocerus novae-zeelandiaePterostylis micromegaTutukiwi (Pterostylus banksii)


Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus)South Island Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa)South Island Fernbird (Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus)Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata)Kotuku (Ardea alba ssp. modesta)South Island Robin (Petroica australis ssp. australis)South Island Robin (Petroica australis ssp. australis)Mainland Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)Western Weka (Gallirallus australis ssp. australis)Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Volunteers at work

Visitor Centre renovation 2004.A new Lookout 2005Where shall  we start to work? 2008.Edith at Roy's planting 2009.Murray mowing 2009.Island eucalyptus removal project 2011.Wednesday Walkers planting at Wattle Point 2012.Battling gorse 2015.Making new tracks 2015.Releasing new plants 2015.Bittern installation 2017.New recruits 2017.

Landscape Gallery

South end from lookoutHidden lakePatarau bridgeSunset