Oreti Totara Dune Forest

Location Bordering the Oreti River, the reserve lies on the western edge of the suburb of Otatara, about 6km west of Invercargill in Southland. The reserve entrance is on Oreti Road. Description Oreti Totara Dune Forest was purchased in 2020 following a successful fundraising campaign. With the COVID-19 pandemic making for some of the most…

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Mangarakau Accomodation


The Mangarakau Wetland reserve has a house available for overnight accommodation. It is well equipped with kitchen utensils. You need only bring food and bedding. From the house there are many walking tracks around the reserve and neighbouring areas, otherwise you can soak up the atmosphere on the verandah or inspect the nearby tree plantings.…

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Purple Peak Curry Reserve

Purplepeak NFRT

Location The reserve is located at the top of the Grehan Valley above Akaroa, wrapping over the ridgeline to the Otanerito Valley and including several prominent peaks. It is directly uphill from the more urban part of Akaroa. Description Purple Peak Curry Reserve is a 190 hectare conservation area near Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. It safeguards…

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Mangarakau Wetland

NFRT Mangarakau Wetland

Location The Trust’s South Island Reserve, Mangarakau Wetland is located south of Farewell Spit. The wetland is immediately to the south of the Whanganui Inlet and drains into it as well as into the Patarau River further south. History A long history of human habitation pre-dates Abel Tasman, whose log records the first European sighting…

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