Trip Features

Nestled out in the hill country of Eltham is a hidden sanctuary with extensive wetlands and a 17.8ha natural lake. The established forest is home to many native birds, including our national bird, the kiwi, while the lake is home for many avian fauna. As you enter into the pest free zone through the large security gates, you drive down into another world where nature rules. Play on the lake, walk through the forest, or learn something at the information huts.

364 Sangster Road, Rawhitiroa, Eltham, Taranaki, 4371, NZ