On the Tawa Loop TrackPHOTO: DOC
Learn about early logging history and see some breathtaking views on this adventure to Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge.
Robert Cunningham Bruce, an early conservationist gifted several patches of forest and this is one of them – good on ya Bruce! Check out the mighty trees – is that a bellbird up there? Stay until dark for a chance to see long tailed bats, yes bats!
Visit the largest estuary in the lower North Island. It's home to a diverse range of birds, and is popular for fishing and whitebaiting too!
From coastal wetland that's home to waterfowl and wading birds, to mature, dry terrace forest – Papaitonga Scenic Reserve is a rare habitat and there's lots to see!
An adventure thousands of years in the making! Manawatu Gorge was made when the river carved out a route through a mountain range. Now it’s a great place to spot NZ Falcons, glow worms at night and koura in the stream. You might even find a perfect hiding spot in a hollow Totara!
Earn a medal in your own backyard by doing one of these conservation actions at home.