Waikato River Reserve (DOC)

Restoration planting has been undertaken here for many years as part of the McDonalds sponsored planting programme and more recently sponsored by the Hilton Hotel. There is potential for further planting in this area, especially supplementary planting of tall forest species within already planted areas as well as increasing the area already planted. Strategically, as a wildlife corridor, land adjacent to the Waikato River is a priority because it is the largest area of habitat in close proximity to most of Taupo town.

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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.