Kaituna Wetland Loop Track

Track category

Walking track

Time:  

1 hr 15 mins

Distance:  

4.4 km

Description

The walk starts at the carpark off Pah Rd just outside Te Puke. It meanders through the wetland for just over 6 km and returns to the car park. 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.

Activities

Bird and wildlife watching Bird and wildlife watching
Hunting Hunting

Bird and wildlife watching

The wetland has an abundant supply of waterfowl.

Hunting

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

Several walking tracks, a kayak trail 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.

 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Tauranga Office
Phone:      +64 7 578 7677
Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
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