Lake Papaitonga Scenic Reserve

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Papaitonga is a dune lake in the Horowhenua coastal plain rich in cultural and natural history. The lake contains two islands – Motukiwi (Papaitonga) and Motungarara (Papawhaerangi). The latter is an artificial island constructed by Muaupoko residents in 1820 to extend their village. The lake and the surrounding wetland and lush coastal forest make up 135 hectares of scenic reserve. It’s a refuge for birds that depend on wetlands or lowland forests for their survival. The reserve is managed by DoC.

Location

End of Buller Rd, Levin, Levin 5571  View Map

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