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Kaipupu Point wildlife sanctuary

Last Modified: 20-2-2019 13:44

Kaipupu Point, Picton
Kaipupu Point, Picton
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Kaipupu Point is a headland covering an area of 40 hectares, separating Picton Harbour from Shakespeare Bay. The headland is covered in native vegetation with small patches of mature trees and extensive areas of regenerating forest. The headland is part of a conservation project in partnership between the Department of Conservation, Port Marlborough and local Marlborough businesses and individuals.

A predator proof fence has been erected separating Kaipupu Point from the mainland, and pest eradication has been carried out within the reserve to eliminate predators and other pest species. With predators removed, plant and bird life can recover, eventually with the possibility of reintroducing species that have become extinct on the mainland in this part of Marlborough

Access to the reserve is free of charge (although donations are encouraged), via a jetty in Shakespeare Bay, however as access is by sea only, payment of a fee to a Picton based water transport operator may be necessary for those without access to their own boat. A walking track has been constructed around Kaipupu Point so that visitors can enjoy the wildlife sanctuary.

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Kaipupu Point wildlife sanctuary. (2019) Retrieved May, 8, 2021, from https://www.marlboroughonline.co.nz/marlborough/information/recreation/parks-and-reserves/kaipupu-point/

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