Gordon Park Scenic Reserve
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This small reserve is a precious sample of a lowland forest type which was once common in the area. The reserve features a flat and well formed track and is home to an interesting array of birds.

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Various birds have made this area their permanent home including:

  • pīwakawaka
  • tūī
  • kererū
  • grey warblers, and
  • shining cuckoo in season.

There are also some birds that visit the area including:

  • pūkeko
  • fernbird
  • bittern, and
  • grey duck.


Whanganui Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whanganui@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34-36 Taupo Quay
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3016
Whanganui 4540
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