Rotokare Scenic Reserve, Eltham

#2 of 6 in Wildlife in Taranaki Region
Rotokare Scenic Reserve takes biosecurity very seriously and it is essential that visitors understand the need for this and the actions that they must take. This pest-free sanctuary contains rare and endangered native birds including tieke, North Island robin, whitehead, hihi, tui, fantail, and kiwi. The public is welcome to visit at any time and encounter native bird species on their terms. Dogs are NOT ALLOWED. All visitors must ensure that their vehicle and personal effects contain no pets (mice, rats, stoats, weasels, ferrets, hedgehogs) before entry through the double gates. Any pest incursion will cost a great deal of money and hundreds of hours to eradicate. Keeping the sanctuary pest-free is essential for the survival of vulnerable native bird species. Donations from visitors are welcome and help with ecological restoration and species recovery at the reserve. Arrange your visit to Rotokare Scenic Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Eltham using our Eltham online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Lovely, Relaxing, listening to the different calls of the bird life. Nice way to clear the clutter  more »
  • The Ridge walk is a must! Views are amazing! If you prefer a walk a little less intense the lake walk is awesome to  more »
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