The 4.6 hectare Tamahere Reserve, 30 Tauwhare Rd, is a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy native bush and wildlife.
The Tamahere Reserve represents a rare remnant of Waikato, lowland, kahikatea swamp forest with multiple stands of trees ranging from 50- to 400-years-old. Amid exotic trees there is an understory of native mamaku, mahoe, carex and ponga.
Wildlife making home in the reserve include tui, fantail/piwakaka, grey warbler/riroriro, and, at times, rare, long tailed bats/pekapeka. In the Mangaone Stream there is likely to be torrent fish, inanga, common smelt as well as eels/tuna.
Visitors to the Tamahere Reserve enter from the carpark on Tauwhare Rd, opposite Woodcock Rd. A network of paths and boardwalks provide access to the entire reserve. Please stick to the paths for personal safety and the health of the plants. It is a hazardous area so please take care and supervise children at all times.
Check out the Tamahere Forum for more info.
Managed by: Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust
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