Bream Head Reserve looking over Ocean Beach

A Video of the Whitehead/Popokatea Release

WHAKARONGO! Whakarongo kite Korero o Te Whara Nga Popokatea.

The Popokatea (Whitehead) has been extinct in Northland for over 140 years. Watch this commentary about their return to the mainland at Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

BREAM HEAD SCENIC RESERVE

A COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS

RARE BIRDS

ARCHAEOLOGY

Geology

Teachers & Schools

History

WALKS & BEACHES

unique native plants

ANCIENT NATURAL HERITAGE

OUTSTANDING ECOSYSTEM

DONATIONS

WELCOME TO BREAM HEAD SCENIC RESERVE

The Bream Head Scenic Reserve is a coastal headland 45 km south east of Whangarei. An iconic Reserve with a rugged shoreline backed by steep forest-clad slopes and rocky outcrops and peaks, Bream Head dominates the landscape. Its imposing form is a natural gateway to the Whangarei Harbour.

With sustained and intensive pest control, the ecosystem is flourishing. New species have been found, birds are being reintroduced and species that were only occasional visitors from the Hen and Chicken Islands are now breeding within the reserve.