Purple Peak Curry Reserve

Sandy South Island

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 most of the catchment of …

Mangarakau Wetland

Paul Horak South Island

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 of New Zealand’s earliest settlers …