New Zealand Wildlife sanctuaries

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New Zealand Wildlife Sanctuaries

​Brook Waimarama 

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is a 715 hectare  biological island situated in Nelson at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust was built up in 2004 with the expectation of reestablishing the nearby pre-European vegetation which have been attacked by introduced predators. Intrusion by weeds additionally represents a risk to the area. the park is home to rare native birds like the Kaka. The haven covers around three hundred hectares and is open to the public and visitors.  

Bushy Park

Bushy Park is a woodland situated on the west coast shoreline of the North Island,around 8 kilometers Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui Region.The property includes an Edwardian period house, Bushy Park Homestead, which is a Category one protected building enlisted with Heritage New Zealand, this sanctuary is for rare native birds and features rainforest, It is roughly 100 hectares in size. As indicated by Forest and Bird, Bushy Park is thought to be among the 25 best reclamation projects in Australia and New Zealand

Kapiti Island

Kāpiti Island is a island around 5 km off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand and sits very close to the main land. It is around 8 kilometers long, running southwest, and approximately 2 kilometers wide, being pretty much rectangular, and has an overall area of 19.75 km2 . The island is isolated from the North Island by the Rauoterangi channel. The highest point on the island is Tuteremoana, 521 m. The ocean side of the island is especially rough and has high bluffs, that drop straight into the ocean, the island is home to Takahe, Kokako, Tommit and a host of other native bird Species.

Maungatautari Project

The Maungatautari Restoration Project is a predator proof enclosure around thirty four square kms in size, the predator proof fence surrounds the entire sanctuary and is forty seven kms in length, Maungatautari is an extinct volcano south west of Lake Karapiro in the Waikato region. the sanctuary is home to rare and endangered birds including the Kiwi, there is a tower in the sanctuary that takes you high up in the canopy to view the birds, the sanctuary is open to the public most days. 

Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

The Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre is located on the West coast between Masterton and Eketahuna north of Wellington, the wildlife reserve covers around nine hundred and fifty hectares and is home to Kaka and rare brown kiwi as well as the Kokako, the reserve attracts around 50,000 visitors a year.

Shakespear Regional Park

The Shakespear Regional Park is located at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and is an open nature reserve, the park covers a large area and has many walking tracks with stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf, the wildlife reserve area is only small with a predator proof fence, and is home to invertebrates and native lizards

Tawharanui Peninsula

The Peninsula is located north of Auckland and not far from Warkworth, The Tawharanui Regional Park covers around five hundred and eighty hectares, the regional park also incorporates a marine reserve that covers most of the northern side of the peninsula, like the Shakespear Regional Park the area has some great walks that provide stunning views out to the Hauraki gulf.

Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary

The Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary is located in New Zealands capital city Wellington, the sanctuary covers an area of two hundred and twenty five hectares, and the sanctuary is a major tourist attraction for the area, like the other sanctuaries the area is surrounded with predator proof fencing.

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