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Manukau's best-kept secret...

Otuataua Stonefields and avocado orchard

This 100-hectare volcanic reserve was established to protect the large-scale archaeological remains of the communities that lived on this land for hundreds of years. There is also a community avocado orchard, where visitors are permitted to harvest the fruit for free between November and March (with a five-per-person limit).

The stonefields are sacred to descendants of Te Wai O Hua and Waikato iwi of the Tainui waka, so please be respectful when visiting and keep to the marked walks. Tangata Whenua has requested that no food be consumed on the reserve, though water bottles are acceptable.

 ↑ Each visitor is allowed to pick up to five avocados free of charge.