Wairarapa Moana Wetlands
Image: Greater Wellington Regional Council | ©

Introduction

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands has extensive wetlands where fishing and birdwatching are popular activities.

Highlights

This is the largest wetland complex in the southern North Island, supporting native plants and animals of national and international importance. Wairarapa Moana is made up of the beds of Lake Wairarapa and Lake Onoke and the publicly owned reserves around them. This covers over 9,000 hectares, from Lake Domain in the north to Onoke Spit, 30km away, at Palliser Bay.

More information: Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project

Find things to do and places to stay Wairarapa Moana Wetlands

The best place for seeing birds is in the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park. There are ducks, swans, white herons, stilts, bitterns, royal spoonbills. There is a viewing hide.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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