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October School Holidays at Ngā Manu

October School Holidays at Ngā Manu

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  • Sat 2 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 3 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 4 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 5 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 6 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 9 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 11 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Entry: $12.00
  • Student / SuperGold Card Entry: $10.00
  • Child Entry (age 5 to 17) No charge for under 5 years: $8.00
  • 1 Adult Family (up to 3 children aged 5 – 17): $20.00
  • 2 Adult Family (up to 3 children aged 5 – 17): $30.00

Spring is wonderful at Ngā Manu, birds are nesting, and the wetland and forest are abuzz with new life. You will experience both forest and wetland habitats, encountering kākā, kea and kākāriki in walk-through aviaries and kiwi in a nocturnal house. When the weather is warm, there is nothing like picnicking on the lawns overlooking the ponds or hiring BBQ Island for a gathering of friends and whānau. Connecting with each other in nature.

October is Save Kiwi Month and Children will enjoy our Golden Kiwi Egg Hunt (included with your entry fee) as they explore the forest walk, winding its way through swamp maire, puketea, kohekohe and 400-year-old kahikatea.

Golden Kiwi Egg Hunt...
Find the locations of 6 Golden Kiwi Eggs hidden in the reserve and answer the questions to enter our weekly prize draw to win a Friends of Ngā Manu Family Membership ($100 value and valid for 12 months). Our members enjoy unlimited entry to Ngā Manu along with special offers and seasonal discounts.

A winner will be drawn at random on 11th, 18th, 25th October and 1st November.

Ephemeral Nature & Art play...
Be part of creating non-permanent structures using plant product at Nga Manu.
Lead by a team of our Volunteers, we invite you to come and let your creative spirit soar as you connect with nature and your creative self as you create inspired structures using items from our natural world.

NOTE: This activity will only take place on Monday 4th October – Friday 8th October from 11am – 2pm. If the weather is poor this activity will not be going ahead.

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