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Lake Rotopounamu Walk - Mahi Aroha

  • Lake Rotopounamu carpark, Te Ponanga Saddle Road (map)

The Project Tongariro forest restoration project has been running at Lake Rotopounamu for over 13 years and the improvement to birdlife is remarkable! Join Project Tongariro volunteers for a walk around the lake checking rodent traps, wētā hotels and bird spotting. Enjoy lunch at ‘long beach’ and hear about how this unique place is being protected and future plans to reintroduce birds that once lived in this special jewel of Tongariro National Park. We will boil a billy for tea or coffee

Age: Open

Cost: Koha

Grade: 2 - easy 2.5 hour walk

Minimum age: 5

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What to bring…

-       Waterproof and warm clothing

-       Packed lunch and water

-       Sturdy tramping / walking shoes

-       Personal medication

-       Camera

Note – the Trip Leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped

Objectives of the trip

-       To provide opportunities for people to explore our places              

-       To learn about predator control required to restore wildlife values in a magnificent podocarp forest

-       To observe wildlife benefits from integrated management of pests and predators

-       Learn about conservation

-       To share a beautiful part of the country!

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