Explore the real Whakatāne Night Life scene with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust!
As part of Envirohub's Sustainable Backyards Festival, the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust is running two special night walks in March 2020. Come along and learn about our local kiwi population and the work being done by our amazing volunteers to protect our national icon and other native taonga. Listen carefully for kiwi calls and other bird song, and if you’re really lucky a kiwi might even make a special appearance! Kiwi aren't the only stars of the show though, you'll also discover nocturnal creepy-crawlies like spiders and wētā, and incredible glow-in-the-dark fungi!
Directions to the meeting point on Burma Road:
From Whakatāne: Drive over the hill from Whakatāne towards Ōhope. Approximately 400 metres after the turn-off to the cemetery, turn right onto Burma Road. Follow this road past the old landfill site and park in the turning circle at the end of the gravel road.
From Ōhope: Drive over the hill towards Whakatāne. Approximately 800 metres after the turn off to Kohi Point lookout, turn left onto Burma Road. Follow the road past the old landfill site and park in the turning circle at the end of the gravel road.
Please note that a reasonable level of physical fitness is required as we will be going off the public tracks. Whilst the Trust team will have first aid kits, please bring any personal medication you may require (e.g. asthma inhalers). Finally, don’t forget to wear warm clothing and footwear (e.g. NOT sandals or jandals) and bring a torch, some snacks, a drink and a camera!
In the event of poor weather or unforeseen circumstances, the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust reserves the right to cancel a walk. This will be notified by a phone call to those people who have booked on the walk.