Taupo Gullies (TDC)

Taupo has many gullies that are steep sided with narrow and flat bottoms. Work undertaken several years ago by TDC has created corridors that have a dual recreation/storm‐water purpose. The base work is done, and in most cases the gully floor functions well, but the gully edges and walls are still dominated by pest plants, though some planting has occurred. Where weeds dominate they will progressively be replaced with suitable low forest and scrub species to establish bush corridors between the lake and Mt. Tauhara and other bird habitat areas. These gullies are ideal local community projects because a large number of residents sections back on to these areas and many residents use them where walkways exist. Some gullies already have low native forest trees and enhancement will be relatively simple while others will involve considerable clearance of blackberry and completely replanting.

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.