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Mapara Wildlife Reserve (1400 ha) has been the focus of an intensive and successful kokako recovery project. You can hear and sometimes see kokako from a moderately graded tramping track.

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  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Walking and tramping


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    Getting there

    The Mapara Wildlife Reserve and track is about 35 km southeast of Te Kuiti.

    Turn on to Kopaki Road from either SH4 or SH30 and then Mapara South Road to the small kiosk at the reserve entrance.

    Know before you go

    • For their own safety, do not take dogs into the reserve - poisoning operations are carried out frequently.
    • The Mapara Track is the single track maintained for public use in the reserve.
    • Stay within the reserve boundary and do not cross the fence onto private land.
    • There is some information available at the begining of the track.


    Te Kuiti Office
    Phone:      +64 7 878 1050
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    Pureora Base
    Phone:      +64 7 878 1080
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