Matthews and Boggy Pond Wildlife Reserve

  • Walking
  • Mountain Biking

Observe wetland birds – ducks, swans, white herons, stilts, bitterns, royal spoonbills – from a new viewing hide accessed via an 800m walking and mountain biking track. Return to the road, or explore a longer 2.6km loop.


Fireworks are prohibited.

Pack in and pack out. Take your rubbish home.

Do not remove, disturb or damage native plants or animals.

Light no fires.

Keep vehicles to formed roads.

Keep your dog under control.

Game bird hunting by permit only.

Poison or traps may be laid to control animal pests. Do not remove notices or disturb baits, lures, trapping lines or carcasses.

How to get here

Head north from Wellington, turn off State Highway 2 at the entrance to Featherston, turn onto the Featherston-Martinborough Rd. Turn right onto Murphy's Lane. Turn right onto Lake Domain Rd to reach the domain.

Access via Parera Road, off Kahutara Road.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

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Page last updated: Sep 8, 2020, 3:41 PM