Curio Bay Restoration
- 25 Mair Rd, Curio Bay
- Eastern Southland
- Area (ha):
- Greta Buckingham
- 03 246 8425
The South Catlins Charitable Trust are undertaking plantings to enlarge the potential yellow eyed penguin breeding habitat. With the recent development of the information centre/café, DOC has established a new track through the flax to the steps down to the petrified forest, with tunnels in place under the track so the penguins can come and go undisturbed. A new car park has been built and the old one removed and this area is included in the new planting area. As well as recent plantings, the Trust has purchased the forest remnant opposite and has created a walkway through there, along with some restoration plantings.
Men of the Trees Southland funded the materials to fence off the forest remnant.
South Catlins Charitable Trust, Department of Conservation, Southland District Council, Fonterra Grassroots Foundation.