Kaituna Wetland Loop Track

Track category

Walking track


1 hr 15 mins


4.4 km


Access the Kaituna Wetland is off either Te Tumu or Kaituna Road just outside Te Puke. The walk meanders through the wetland for just over 6 km. Along the walk you can see interpretation panels which have interesting facts and information about the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve.

Getting there

The Kaituna Wetland Loop Track is located within the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve, northeast of Te Puke in the Western Bay of Plenty.


Bird and wildlife watching Bird and wildlife watching
Hunting Hunting
Walking/tramping/hiking Walking/tramping/hiking

Bird and wildlife watching

The wetland has an abundant supply of waterfowl.


Hunters occupy the area for the hunting season, from the first weekend in May until the end of June.


About the area

Kaituna wetland. Photo: Andrew Baucke.
Kaituna wetland

Two loop tracks and a wonderful viewing hide have been built so you get up close and personal with the wetland. That's something quite hard to achieve given the damp nature of wetlands and the often impenetrable vegetation. Information signs are also in place to explain some of Kaituna's special places and faces.


Find out more


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4. Know your limits
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