White-faced heron at the Rance's pond Tui Information panel at Bushy Point pond Kereru native clematis Kowhai flowers Got em! Dead stoat Caution Kereru - road sign designed for Otatara Landcare Group by Janet Hodgetts

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.

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