Aerial veiw of Whangamarino WetlandImage: | DOC
the Waikato region
Enter competitions to name and colour the backpacking Australasian bittern/matuku.
Walk to the historically significant sites of Meremere Redoubt and Te Teoteo’s Pā.
Te Teoteo’s Pā was an old fortification, reoccupied by Māori forces as a base to repel the advance of British troops into the Waikato.
The well preserved Meremere Redoubt was one of 22 earthwork forts built between Auckland and Pirongia.
The second largest bog and swamp complex in the North Island is an outstanding site for promoting the value of wetlands and species conservation, such as Australasian bittern/matuku.
Arawai Kākāriki is ecologically restoring three of New Zealand’s foremost estuarine and freshwater wetland sites.
We are running exciting competitions to name and colour the backpacking Australasian bittern/matuku.