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Wetlands you can visit

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

Wetlands to visit in Auckland

Popular wetland areas in Auckland include:

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

See our Guide to Auckland's wetlands (PDF 2.1MB) for further information.

Child-friendly wetlands to visit

These wetlands all feature easy, child-friendly 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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