Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve
- 4km North of Oban township on Stewart island.
- Rakiura / Stewart Island
- Via the camp accommodation, through tour operators, or private access organised with the manager.
- Area (ha):
- Rachel Thompson
- 021 783 045
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Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve is a healthy, predator free, self-sustaining indigenous ecosystem where visitors experience nature at its best. Our main focus is to conserve and enhance the health and diversity of native flora and fauna within the Reserve, by ensuring that the biosecurity is maintained and by re-introducing and protecting endangered native species not currently found here. Our secondary objective is to facilitate education, research and public awareness of the importance of restoring and conserving our native flora and fauna.
Prior to November 2000, the land that is now Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve was farmed by the Turnbull family, who ran sheep and cattle on the seaward faces but left the higher inland areas as native bush. In November 2000 the property was purchased by the Dancing Star Foundation, who had a vision to establish a world class bioreserve for native flora and fauna, and subsequently built the predator proof fence and cleared the property of pest mammals.
In November 2017 the property was purchased by Roy and Rachel Thompson, who established the Mamaku Point Conservation Trust to further the conservation of the property and open it up for school camps and other visitors.