Introduction to a regenerating native South Island
Conservation in action. Visit Koromiko Forest Reserve, a regenerating native forests reserve where school children and volunteers are supporting the regeneration of Marlborough’s native forests. Discover a perfect place to explore a pocket sized native bush and forest setting located just outside Picton.
Top sights in the Koromiko Forest Reserve
- Conservation in action, seedlings, juvenile plants carefully labelled providing visitors with a snapshot of native flora and fauna
- Very short flat loop walk through the regenerating valley forest
- Proficient bird life singing its heart out
- Beautiful picnic tables, toilets set amidst the Collins Memorial Reserve (adjoining the Koromiko Forest Reserve)
Koromiko Forest Reserve location
Located in Koromiko with access from Collins Memorial, Freeths Road, off State Highway 1.
Picton short break destination – Koromiko Forest Reserve
Have you disembarked from the interislander ferry in Picton with your vehicle? Only 15 minutes from Picton is the picturesque Koromiko Forest Reserve. A great place for a few deep breathes of fresh air and relax before you start the journey south. (especially with the kids).
Since the first restoration plantings commenced in 2003, approximately 15,000 eco sourced seedlings have been planted within the reserve by local school children, community, staff and contractors, with a reduced level of ongoing propagation, planting and weed control planned.
The reserve has afforded QEII Covenant status. Now that the understorey plantings are established there is public access along the circular walking track through the reserve.
Koromiko Reserve, Marlborough
A former deer park is now a NATIVE REGENERATING RESERVE re-establishing the flora and fauna of the once historic forests on Marlborough’s alluvial flats. The 4 ha reserve contains a nationally endangered plant, the yellow mistletoe (Alepis flavida). Koromiko Forest Planting.
This reserve is now being managed as a forest reserve with a revegetation programme. For more information check Koromiko Forest Reserve – Marlborough District Council.
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