Date: 02 November 2009
Wairarapa’s wealth of outdoor attractions and activities are highlighted in a new “glove-box sized” Department of Conservation brochure.
Targeted at families and day visitors, it features all the DOC-managed easy-access visitor experiences – from the popular attractions like Pukaha Mount Bruce and Castlepoint, to the lower profile ones - including the Kiriwhakapapa entrance to Tararua Forest Park and camping at Corner Creek in Palliser Bay
Celebrating summer in Castlepoint
It also details flora and fauna to admire, the DOC accommodation on offer, and important sites to iwi.
DOC community relations programme manager Amanda Cosgrove says the brochure is “overdue”.
“Visitors are always looking for new things to go and do and this brochure will help them. It contains 72 pages of information from various sources, demonstrating just how special Wairarapa is.”
Highlights include features on our native species, such as eels and kākā, some stunning photography by designer Mikis van Geffen and DOC ranger Joe Hansen, and an iwi section developed by Joseph Potangaroa from Rangitane ō Wairarapa.
The perfect size to fit in your car’s glove-box for inspiration, the brochure will be available to download soon from the DOC website, or can be purchased from Wairarapa information centres and the DOC visitor centre in Wellington for $3.