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    The students from Waimea College spent the afternoon removing the invading broom and other weeds and also plnted some natives so that we can restore the hillside. This will allow further spread of wildlife down the Valley. We thank them very much for their hard work to help the project

    Posted by webmaster on Jun 6th, 2013


    Matt Kavermann at Lincoln University became intrigued by the idea that noise might attract animals, and he plays Alison Ballance from Radio NZ the sounds he came up with.

    Posted by Rick Field on Feb 19th, 2013

Track Building

The Fence

Visitor Centre

    The Visitor Centre is open on weekends from10:30am - 4:30pm.

    The Public tracks are open daily with the vehicle gate closed at 5pm.

    Please observe all warning signage and check the current track status on the front board at the Visito Centre.

    Posted by Rick Field on Mar 25th, 2015

Wildlife Monitoring

    All birds, like us, rest and sleep. This period of inactivity is called roosting. Some birds roost alone, while others roost in groups varying in size from small to very large. To be honest, you probably won’t want to encourage birds to communally roost extensively in your garden. Just think back to the times when you parked your car under the shade of a large tree, only to return to find it blanketed in guano.

    Posted by Katherine Chamberlain on Apr 16th, 2014