Papaitonga Scenic Reserve


From coastal wetland that's home to waterfowl and wading birds, to mature, dry terrace forest – Papaitonga Scenic Reserve is a rare habitat and there's lots to see!
  • Take a short walk to Papaitonga Lookout or venture on a longer walk to Otumuri Lookout.
  • I spy with my little eye – how many wetland birds you can spot?
  • Get up close to some amazing plants – like the tree with flowers and fruit that grow straight out of the tree trunk!

Get ready

Download the Papaitonga Scenic Reserve adventure map (PDF, 2,919K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Papaitonga Scenic Reserve is at the end of Buller Road, off SH1 about 5 km south west of Levin.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Papaitonga Scenic Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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