If you come to the Grovetown Lagoon you will see something very special emerging from the weeds, polluted water and piles of rubbish that previously overwhelmed this area.
The Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project (Te Whanau Hou means ‘new family’) is a community project connecting all sorts of people working steadily to restore a very special freshwater wetland so everyone can enjoy a shady rest, walk, picnic, kayak and relish the serenity of this sanctuary (and the hundreds of birds that live there!).
MDC Meeting Room
Wairau Rowing Club
Dry July? Not quite, Marlborough has seen its wettest July since...well records began. The gentle curving boardwalk over Kelly's Creek is designed to be close to the water. The boardwalk is both a practical and appealing structure. It is great on a good day, people can get close to the water, there are views of the lagoon and great bird watching. However, the cost of putting the boardwalk close to the water is that it can not be used all of the time. When the structure was designed it was estimated that the boardwalk will be.....
Grovetown Lagoon is one of the few natural wetlands remaining on the Wairau Plain.
The Grovetown Lagoon was once part of the Wairau River. Today it is an oxbow lake...
The lagoon is currently home to a variety of plants including Kahikatea, Cabbage Tree, Flax and Raupo
The lagoon is currently home to a variety of birds such as pukeko, mallard, shoveler duck, paradise duck, grey teal, black shags and black swan