'Protect, Restore, Preserve'

The Otama Reserves Group, Inc is a group of committed volunteers that represents the Otama community and works in collaboration with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to protect, restore and preserve five DOC reserves at Otama.

Join our preservation project to protect the precious coastal environment which links the native forest to the estuary and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the Coromandel, Otama Beach. Otama is home to one of New Zealand’s most significant regenerating sand dune systems, together with a beautiful wetland, a popular recreational reserve, several endangered bird and plant species, and four significant archaeological pa sites of the Ngati Hei.

Our Reserves

The Otama Reserves Group looks after the following DOC reserves:

  • Otama Wetland (26 hectares)
  • Otama Sand Dunes Recreation Reserve (15.51 hectares)
  • Otama Beach Recreation Reserve (13.79 hectares)
  • Black Jack Scenic Reserve (90.8 hectares)

We are passionate about maintaining and enhancing the pristine natural environment of Otama and restoring its native flora and fauna, despite the environmental pressure of increased tourism and day visitors.

Our Supporters

We are so grateful and value the relationships with our supporters whose generous funding and support enables us to do the work that we do: