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Kiwi Experience

Kiwi Experience

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  • Tue 18 Dec ’18, 11:30am – 12:30pm


Opouahi Scenic Reserve, Pohokura Road, Tutira, Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $50.00
  • Child (5-17 years old): $25.00
  • Child under 5 years old: $0.00


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Come and hear about our kiwi conservation work. There will be an opportunity to see a kiwi chick at the end of the talk (subject to availability on the day and the weather).

*Booking essential.

This talk may be cancelled in case of bad weather.

This is a fund-raising event for Environment, Conservation and Outdoor Education Trust (ECOED). All money raised will be used to protect kiwi in Kaweka Forest Park.

About the Kiwi Crèche & ECOED
The Kiwi crèche was established by ECOED Trust in 2008. The crèche is 9km inland from Tutira, it is a 40ha pest-free area surrounded by a 3.3km pest-proof fence. Kiwi chicks are taken from the wild and brought to the safe haven to grow until they are deemed able to defend themselves against a stoat attack. ECOED aims to integrate outdoor education, environmental education and conservation in Hawke’s Bay. We have released over 250 juvenile kiwi back into the wild to date.

Kiwi chicks at the creche are checked monthly for health checks. The educational talk is scheduled on the day of these health checks so that people can have opportunities to see a kiwi in their natural environment.

To book a tour, please contact Kahori (admin@ecoed.org.nz) PH: 06 877 1213.

Where: Pan Pac Kiwi Creche, Lake Opouahi, Pohokura Road, Hawke’s Bay
- Allow at least 1 ¼ hours to drive from Napier to the crèche.
- Travel along State Highway 2 towards Wairoa. Turn left at Tutira Store (Matahorua Rd), left again at Pohokura Rd (unsealed).
- The crèche is on the right at Lake Opouahi, 3.5 km along Pohokura Road.
- The link below will take you to Lake Opouahi on Google maps.


Safety – Drive carefully on the shingle road. Plants to be wary of are: blackberry, tutu, stinging nettle (onga onga). Other potential hazards include: wasps, uneven ground, waterways, changeable weather and electric fences. Take extra care around the lake, especially on the jetty

What to bring: Walking shoes, sunblock, warm clothing, a picnic, swimming togs in the summer
- Drinking water is available form a tap on the fence behind the shelter
- A ‘long-drop’ toilet is nearby.
- There is patchy Spark / Skinny cell phone coverage

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