Explore the real Whakatāne Night Life scene with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust!
As part of Envirohub's month-long Sustainable Backyards Festival, the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust is running a special night walk in March 2021. 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 bird calls/songs and get ready to discover nocturnal creepy-crawlies like spiders and wētā and incredible glow-in-the-dark fungi!
Directions to the meeting point on White Horse Drive:
From Whakatāne: Head up Gorge Road and take the first right onto White Horse Drive. (approximately two minutes from the start of Gorge Road) Drive to the end of the road and park in the car parks provided.
From Ōhope: Head up Gorge Road - follow the road around until you come to White Horse Drive on the left (approximately four minutes from the start of Gorge Road). Drive to the end of the road and park in the car parks provided.
Please note that a reasonable level of physical fitness is required as we will be going off the public tracks and this may not be suitable for children under the age of 8. 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.