Whakamarama-Big Swamp

In 2017, we visited the area, botanising the upper reaches of the Ngamuwahine River, from the end of Whakamarama Rd on the Ngamarama Loop Track. This time we went downstream on the Leyland O’Brien Tramway, and branched off to travel up a tributary of the Ngamuwahine River. There was a No Botanising rule in force until we reached the target clearing – an open, boggy area in which there were signs of an old logging camp. Read more…Whakamarama – big swamp clearing March 2018

Te Maika Peninsula Visit Jan 2018

Nearly ten years after the Waikato Botanical Society last visited Te Maika peninsula an adventurous group of Waikato ‘botsoccers’ set out again to survey the peninsula on Auckland Anniversary weekend. Te Maika is a long, narrow strip of coastal cliff and dune land that stretches out to form the southern side of the entrance to Kawhia Harbour.  Read more…..Waikato Botanical Society Te Maika Peninsula Visit January 2018

Killarney (Tuahu) Lakes field trip

On 10 December 2017 seven adults and 2 kids from the Waikato and Rotorua Botanical Societies turned out for a field trip to explore the Killarney or Tuahu lakelets off Wairakau Rd south of Te Aroha township and the Tuahu track. These two small lakelets are little known amongst Waikato botanists tucked away on the lower western slopes of the Kaimai Range. Read more here…..Killarney (Tuahu) Lakes field trip