Fernbird Tui White-faced heron at the Rance's pond Pipers opening Living Legends 2011 Caution Kereru - road sign designed for Otatara Landcare Group by Janet Hodgetts Kereru native clematis Pest busters sign - working together to get rid of pests

Otatara is a very special place to live.

The area is a natural playground with a rich variety of plants and birds. It has native forest, bush walks, sand dunes, a river, estuary shoreline, pine forests, many restoration projects – all this in an area shared with over 1000 households, close to Invercargill City.

The Otatara Landcare Group is a voluntary group, of predominantly Otatara residents, who value the natural environment of Otatara.

The Otatara Landcare Group is an Incorporated Society and our geographical area of interest is the Otatara area, New River Estuary, Sandy Point and Oreti Beach.

This website is designed to showcase the interesting and exciting things to discover about “Natural Otatara” under Let’s Explore, profiling the Otarara Landcare Group’s hands-on project Bushy Point Restoration and Publications which help you understand and enjoy this special area.

It’s also a place you can find out what’s new and what local events are happening by looking at latest news and for you to get in touch.

Latest News & Events

June Events

Monday 13 June Chatham Islands Illustrated talk night – Lloyd Esler and Brian Rance. Venue Otatara Community Church hall Oreti Road. 7.30pm….

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