Haere mai, welcome to Wairarapa Moana Wetlands

Location 94 Parera Road, Kahutara 5772

The area includes Lakes Wairarapa and Ōnoke, their neighbouring wetlands, the Wairarapa Lake Shore Scenic Reserve and Ōnoke Spit.

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Description

Wairarapa Moana has been a taonga (treasure) for hundreds of years, acknowledged by local Māori as a place of tremendous cultural and spiritual value.

The once abundant waters teemed with life. Today, a fragile and unique ecology remains. Despite changes to the natural environment, it’s still a hot spot and migratory pathway for many important and threatened species.

Know before you go

Whakaora te repo, ka ora te taonga wai

The Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project is a joint initiative of Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation, South Wairarapa District Council, Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Wairarapa Inc.  

Covering over 9,000 hectares, Wairarapa Moana is easily accessible at the northern end from Featherston, and the small coastal settlement of Lake Ferry in the south. Greytown and the boutique wine village of Martinborough are also handy starting points.

Check out the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands website for information on visiting, and what makes this place so special. 

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands

Park notices

Covid-19 update

Posted 25/1/22

The Wellington Region moved to the RED setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework at 11:59pm, Sunday 23 January 2022. Some of our regional parks facilities will require a vaccine pass.

Read the full guidelines >

Getting there

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Updated January 25, 2022 at 11:46 AM

Get in touch

Phone:
0800496734
Email:
info@gw.govt.nz