Mike Bourke’s Mangahuia Wetlands are situated near the north end of Main South Road.
They were constructed in 1997 and are now surrounded by hundreds of exotic and native shrubs and trees.
Water plants, including varieties of water lilies and irises.
There is opportunity for photography, walking,
kayaking and even a bit of fishing.
Water foul abound.
Endemic, native & introduced birds
are also often heard and sometimes seen
in the surrounding trees.
Examples of water foul found at the wetlands
Other birds include