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Seaweek - Harbourview Wetland Guided Walk


Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10:00am–12:00pm

Where: Harbourview Peoples Park, Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


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A guided walk hosted by Forest & Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group to explore Harbourview’s wetland wilderness on Te Atatu Peninsula.

Medium level of personal fitness required to walk through mud and scrub. Gumboots or sturdy footwear recommended.

Harbourview wetland is a haunting wilderness which lies along the eastern coastline of Te Atatu Peninsula. To celebrate World Wetland Day, the Forest & Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group is leading a guided walk with informed commentary to this starkly beautiful place.

Harbourview’s wetlands are a remarkable environment. The area is vast – much bigger than many people realise. It represents the last major unreclaimed wetlands of the Upper Waitemata Harbour. There are hectares of freshwater swamp and saline marshland featuring multi-coloured swards of the original species of native vegetation.

The signature native bird species we might glimpse are fernbird and banded rail. At low tide, the nearby Whau River estuary transforms itself into a different world with vast exposed sand and mud flats that feed tens of thousands of wading and migratory birds. This allows us to examine the extensive mangrove forest that lies offshore.

There’s lots else of interest about this wild and beautiful place in the heart of Auckland city, guided by Forest & Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group, with many opportunities to observe the flora, fauna, geology, and historical sites along the way.

Meeting instructions will be given via RSVP. Bookings essential.
Please contact to register your attendance.

Numbers: 20 guests maximum.

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