Our Wetland Resources

Scavenger hunts

Embark on a nature adventure with themed scavenger hunts: plants, birds, bugs, water, pests, or our general hunt!

Macroinvertebrate ID

Identify freshwater critters with our macroinvertebrate ID guide, with text and images from the NIWA guide.


Wetland in a Pan

Investigate how wetlands slow floodwaters and prevent erosion with this experiment.


Wetland in a Bottle

Discover the cleaning and filtering power of wetland soil with this experiment.

Manu at Matuku Link

Find out which bird species you might see in the wetlands around Matuku Link with our bird guide.

Whose footprints?

Identify the footprints of common species you may find in a tracking tunnel with this handy guide.

Wetland Plants

Explore unique plant species you may encounter in our wetlands with this informative factsheet.

Wetland Animals

Discover fascinating animal species you may encounter in our wetlands with this informative factsheet.

Our Wetland Videos

More Wetland Learning

Love Bittern

Learn more about our namesake, the matuku-hūrepo and what makes this bird so special from Love Bittern! And don’t forget to take a look at their website.

KCC’s Wetlands Issue

Explore the 2024 winter issue of KCC’s amazing magazine. With activities, information and inspiring stories of kiwi kids! Make sure you check out KCC’s website too!

Creative Kaitiaki: Tuna 

Learn about tuna (eels) with our friends at Auckland Zoo / Te Whare Kararehe o Tāmaki Makaurau. Discover their unique features, threats, and try drawing a tuna!

Science Learning Hub: Te Repo

Explore the ecological, cultural, and historical importance of repo / wetlands with this amazing resource bank created by Science Learning Hub.

Local History

Local Area Plan

Find out more about Te Henga and the Waitākere River Valley. including local history and plans for the future. 

Human Heritage

This document was prepared by Graeme Murdoch to describe the Human Heritage of the Bethells/Te Henga area.

Looking for a wetland resource we don’t have?

We’re always expanding our resources and would love your input. Let us know what you’d find most useful!

Contact us:

Secretary Annalily van den Broeke

022 692 2016 or email us at

Physical address:

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, Auckland

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