Whangamarino Wetland. Photo: Shonagh Lindsay.
Whangamarino Wetland

This 7,000 ha mosaic of swamps, fens and peat bogs around the Whangamarino and Maramarua Rivers makes up the internationally recognised Whangamarino Wetland.

It is home to fernbirds/mātātā, spotless crake/puweto, orchids, bladderworts and native fish species.

It is also the national stronghold for Australasian bittern/matuku, black mudfish/waikaka and the swamp helmet orchid, Anzybas carseii.


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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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