Every third Wednesday of the month gives you the opportunity to join a Department of Conservation ranger for the day and immerse yourself in our beautiful Northland environment. Learn from the experts all about New Zealand’s ecology and wildlife, while carrying out meaningful conservation work in one of the most stunning parts of the world!
The great thing is, it varies every month! One day might be site maintenance at the famous, historical Ruapekapeka Pā, or weeding at the stunning Ocean Beach, or fencing at the Whangarei Kiwi Sanctuary, where volunteers have been lucky enough to meet a kiwi that needed a transmitter change.
Get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of Northland with experts in their field and really learn about our Northland environment.
A reasonable level of fitness is needed, along with a strong pair of shoes.
- Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
- Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
- Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.
- Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)
- Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
- Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
- Outdoor eating - You can expect to be eating in the outdoors, which means finding a spot on the ground to sit and enjoy your meal - make the most of this ‘el fresco’ experience!