Located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers, and surrounded by Whanganui National Park, Blue Duck Station is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground.
The station’s core values are to conserve its endangered wildlife, increase the health of native bush and rivers, and preserve the history of the area, while educating visitors about the endangered New Zealand blue duck, other native species and local history.
Join us for an unbeatable experience in some rugged but beautiful, scenic landscapes and get a hands on experience of small mammal predator control at Blue Duck Station. The day starts with an introduction and overview of the different types of traps and control methods used on this conservation project. After lunch head out in to gain some practical experience on resetting a variety of traps.
Trip Length: 2-3 hours
Minimum Age: 7. Kids must be accompanied by an adult
Maximum Participants: 20
Meeting Place: Blue Duck Station cafe, 4265 Oio Road, Retaruke 3990
Transport: Own transport required
Cost: Koha. Morning tea and lunch from the cafe $20 pp
Participants are asked to bring the following:
- Outdoor clothing
- Water bottle
- Remote location
Please note: the trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.