Spa Thermal Park (TDC)

This reserve is part of the Waikato River corridor. The vegetation is currently dominated by wilding Pinus pinaster, open grassland, areas of kanuka and secondary native species and small areas of geothermally influenced vegetation. Pest plants such as broom and blackberry are also extensive in places. The intention for this area would be replace pines, blackberry and broom with native forest by felling or poisoning pines and allowing existing native trees to recover, supplemented with planting of suitable tall forest trees. Control of pest plants will be required and care will be needed in the geothermally influenced areas particularly where vulnerable ferns and prostrate kanuka are located.

You and your familty can get involved in Greening Taupō by participating in one of our Community Planting Days or getting stuck in right in your own backyard.  

who are we?

Greening Taupō has been established to improve the Taupō environment for the people and native wildlife - it's an opportunity to participate in a community conservation initiative.  Find out more or learn about 'the value of trees'


Check out the map for the project area that is nearest to you.  Areas have been identified across Taupō that form ecological corridors that are best suited to allow bird and other native wildlife to flourish.

our partners

Greening Taupō is pleased to have awesome support from the Taupō community.  Other key partners include Taupō District Council, Contact Energy and Wairakei Resort Taupō.  Find out more about our partners or become a partner.