We’ve teamed up with the Wellington Astronomical Society and Remutaka Conservation Trust to bring you this exclusive FREE event.
Wander through some of the oldest trees in the Wellington region, serenaded by native birds as darkness falls. You may even hear the cries of kiwi and ruru (morepork). This is your chance to explore an area not normally open to the public, including the glowworm-filled access tunnel that links to the Orongorongo Valley.
Wellington Astronomical Society can tell you about Dark Sky awareness and preservation and will provide a telescope for you to search the skies for the Moon and the Southern Cross. You’ll be able to talk to Remutaka Conservation trust volunteers about their Kiwi release programme and how they monitor nests.
This free event is limited to 30 people, so booking is essential.
What to bring: torches/headlamps (red lenses preferred), sturdy walking footwear, wet weather clothing.
You’ll be walking up a steep hill in the dark – a moderate level of fitness is required. This event is not for children under the age of 15.