Taupo Swamp is a 30 hectare swamp protected by QEII covenant.
Harakeke, the native flax once used extensively for fibre, is a feature. Although once widespread, few wetlands remain in the region.
The swamp is easily seen when travelling on State Highway 1.
Taupo Swamp is bordered by a walkway and cycleway connecting the seaside settlements of Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay. Parking is available.
Location: Adjacent to State Highway 1, 26km north of Wellington.
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