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.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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