Map showing Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park

Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park is being developed to reconstruct native lowland and wetland ecosystems as were once widespread in the Waikato Region. The 60 ha Natural Heritage Park is located on the north-west outskirts of Hamilton City and includes a peat lake (Horseshoe Lake) that is surrounded by introduced willow trees.

Restoration plantings on the formerly grazed pasture are being staged in planting zone, focussing on the lake margin initially and progressively expanding onto the adjacent hillslopes.

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