Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park is the largest wetland complex in the southern North Island, supporting native plants and animals of national and international importance.
The park is made up of the beds of Lake Wairarapa and Lake Onoke and the publicly owned reserves around them. This covers over 9,000 hectares, from Lake Domain in the north to Onoke Spit, 30km away, at Palliser Bay.
The wetlands are traditionally and spiritually important to Maori as an area for food gathering, including eel, fish, waterfowl, and plant material, in particular, flax and raupo.
View a map of the park on the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park brochure (PDF, 1,655K)