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Tongariro River delta

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Business Type: Wetlands conservation

Overview

These areas are utilised by at least 48 species of birds and a wide variety of plants such as k?nuka, m?nuka, k?whai, k?h?h? and lancewood.

Address: Awamate Road, Tokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand Taupo & Tongariro

Description

Pushing its way into the southern end of Lake Taupo, the Tongariro River is continually depositing alluvial material to create a wonderland of wet and swampy areas.

These areas are utilised by at least 48 species of birds and a wide variety of plants such as k?nuka, m?nuka, k?whai, k?h?h? and lancewood.

Further from the river, the area is less well drained with predominantly flax/harakeke, toetoe, raup?, oioi, rushes and sedges.

Tokaanu Bay and the Tongariro River delta is a wonderful area for kayaking, boating, fishing and bird watching.

Bird and wildlife watching
A great place to see waterfowl, including dabchicks, pied stilts, shags and hundreds of swans.

Boating / Kayaking and canoeing
Launch your boat or kayak at the Tokaanu tailrace boat ramp and head into the bay towards the Tongariro River delta, where hundreds of swans and other waterfowl gather.

A kayak will allow you to explore the quieter waters of the river channels and lagoons, with a good chance of seeing many different wetland birds.

Kayaks can also be launched at the Tongariro River bridge (access is from State Highway 1).

Fishing
From a boat or from the shoreline, the Tongariro River delta is a good place to fish for trout (a Taupo fishing licence is required).


Source: Department of Conservation 



Location

Located at the southern end of Lake Taupo.

Locations

From Turangi turn off State Highway 1 at the southern end of Lake Taupo.

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Tongariro River delta

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