Mangahuia Wetlands were constructed in 1997 by local farmer Mike Bourke and are now surrounded by hundreds of exotic and native shrubs and trees, as well as many different varieties of bird life and water foul. Water plants, including varieties of water lilies and irises.
Entrance to the wetlands is via a gate off Main South Road. As a courteousy please give Mike a phone call on 063282840 to let him know you visiting the wetlands. If he is unavailable, leave a message on his answerphone. You are able to enter without making contact, but you must be aware that you entering private property and, therefore, must have respect for the land, lakes, trees and bird life.
You enter at your own risk. Take photos and leave only footprints.
Examples of waterfowl found at the wetlands
Other birds include