Discover many rare species and more divaricating plants than in any similarly-sized area in New Zealand.

Place overview


  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Paengaroa Scenic Reserve

About this place

Nature and conservation

Paengaroa is one of a number of mainland islands set up to protect and restore habitats through intensive management of introduced pests. Find out more about Paengaroa Mainland Island

Getting there

Paengaroa is located near the village of Mataroa. Turn west along Mataroa Road, three kilometres north of Taihape on State Highway 1.

Know before you go

It can be very cold in winter and hot in summer. There is no water available - we would advise you to take food and drink with you.

Dogs and fires are not permitted in this reserve.


Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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