Copyright © 2006-10 Kaipara Branch, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc. All rights reserved

Copyright © 2006-10 Kaipara Branch, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc. All rights reserved

Places of interest in the Kaipara

Atiu Creek Farm: a new farm park on the Tapora Peninsula

Atuanui:  the Atuanui Restoration Project is a community partnership that aims to restore the reserve to a healthy, functioning forest ....more.   For map click here

Colin Kerr-Taylor Reserve:  this 13ha reserve was gifted to the Society in 1993. ....more.   For map click here

Manukapua:  the island named "Cloud of birds" lived up to its reputation on a Branch field trip

Lake Ototoa:  Four years ago perch were illegally introduced into the lake and native species have since declined....more.    For map click here

Kaukapakapa:  The area in the vicinity of the proposed Genesis power station near Kaukapakapa has high conservation values.

Omokoiti:   large and diverse area of saltmarsh and mangrove vegetation, important for migratory and other coastal bird species

Papakanui Spit:   the 3km long active sandspit is part of the complex area of South Head with high conservation values

Pouto:   the Pouto Peninsula contains one of the largest unmodified dune systems remaining in New Zealand, over 600 ha

Shelly Beach:  in the vicinity of Shelly Beach are areas rated by DoC as having significant conservation value

Takapu Reserve:  the colony at Muriwai is one of only three mainland breeding areas for gannets in the country ....more.  For map click here

Waipiro Bay:  a new regional farm park will be developed from a working farm. You can access the beach now on a marked track

Map: use the map to find key sites in the area profiled on this page.  Can also be viewed as a satellite image... more