Totara Reserve open for summer
Horizons biosecurity and habitat protection manager Bill Martyn says the reserve went ‘live’ for camping at Labour Weekend.
Home to many native bird species including tui, fantail, wax eye, morepork, bellbird, kingfisher, kereru, tomtit and whitehead, Bill says ongoing pest control efforts have boosted the birdlife in the reserve.
Visitors will also notice that signage has been upgraded making it easier to locate trails and significant places. Further upgrades are planned for a number of bridges and boardwalks.
Camp Kereru adjacent to Camp Rangi Woods, is getting a new playground thanks to $20,000 worth of funding from the Eastern and Central Community Trust. Across the road, Camp Kahikatea, has new electric barbeques similar to the ones at Camp Kereru.
Bookings are necessary for powered sites through Kelly on 06 3294 737. Unpowered sites operate on a first-in first-served basis.
Visit horizons.govt.nz for information.