Nga Manu Nature Reserve offers you a unique opportunity to have a hands on experience related to the natural history of New Zealand. The reserve is located in Waikanae on State Highway 1, about 50 minutes drive north of Wellington.
Approximately 700 different species of native plants can be seen; many are on the threatened species list. These range from native grasses, ferns through to 400 year old kahikatea. The animal life at Nga Manu is a mix of both wild and enclosed species. Over 56 different bird species come and go around the wetlands, bush and surroundings including Kiwi, Tuatara, Gecko, Skinks, Wetas, Morepork, Tui, Wood pigeon, Fantail, Scaup, Blue duck, Kakariki, Paradise duck, Teal, and many other native birds and animals.
Nga Manu Nature Reserve offers you an opportunity to see a diverse range of New Zealand native flora and fauna in just one visit. All pathways are easily walked and there's adequate seating around the reserve. Wheelchair access and facilities are avaliable.