Wetlands and Reserves

Manawatu is home to a vast array of wetlands, some are privately owned and some are public treasures.  These wetlands play an important part in the Manawatu environment and offer a habitat for both native and introduced birds.

Ashhurst Domain
A tranquil public park, playground and reserve situated alongside the Manawatu River. MORE...
Address:
Napier Road (SH 3)
Ashhurst 
Luttrells White Pine Gardens and Museum
Luttrells comprises a wetland and a museum featuring New Zealand's pioneering history. MORE...
Address:
1235 Pohangina Road
Pohangina
 
Mangahuia Wetlands
Explore nature’s play land planted with all sorts of interesting trees, shrubs and flowers including water lilies, magnolias and cherry trees MORE...
Address:
Main South Road
Rangiwahia
Pohangina Wetlands
What once was farmland struggling to survive on very wet land is nowbeing developed into a beautiful wetlands! MORE...
Address:
1238 Pohangina Road
Pohangina
Pukepuke Conservation area, Dune Lake and Associated Wetlands
Located near Tangimoana, the lake is one of several resulting from the formation of sand dunes along the coast which prevented inland water runoff escaping out to sea. MORE...
Address:
Pukepuke Road End
Oroua Downs