Located in the Manawatu/Whanganui region
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
Paengaroa is located near the village of Mataroa. Turn west along Mataroa Road, three kilometres north of Taihape on State Highway 1.
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.