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Wetlands you can visit

Ētahi repo hei haerenga māu

Wetlands provide opportunities for walks, boating, canoeing, bird watching and fishing.

Wetlands to visit in Auckland

Some of the most popular wetland areas in Auckland:

  • Ambury Regional Park (Manukau)
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens (Manurewa)
  • Kauritutahi Wetland (Āwhitu Regional Park)
  • Lake Wainamu (Waitakere)
  • Mangatawhiri Wetlands (Tawharanui)
  • Poukaraka Wetland (Whakanewha Regional Park)
  • Tāhuna Tōrea (Tāmaki Estuary)
  • Te Henga Wetland (Waitakere)
  • Tomarata Lakes (Te Arai)
  • Waiatarua Reserve (Remuera)
  • Whatipu Scientific Reserve (Waitakere).

See the following guide for further information.

Child-friendly wetlands to visit

These wetlands all feature child-friendly easy walks, where everyone can get up close to wetland plants and animals:

  • Little Shoal Bay (Birkenhead)
  • Manawa wetland (New Lynn)
  • Te Wai Orea (Western Springs)
  • Waiatarua (Remuera)

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