Kaituna wetland
Image: Andrew Bauke | ©



Kaituna is the biggest area of original wetlands that remain in the Bay of Plenty.

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Kaituna is home to several species of waterbird including Australasian bittern and banded rail. These secretive birds are easier to hear than see, with bittern making a booming call at first light. They can sometimes be seen from the track but are easily spooked.

Fernbird, kingfisher, ducks and pūkeko are easier to spot and are found in good numbers in the reserve.


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