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Wildlife, Conservation & Picnic Tour

Kia ora, we are excited to introduce you to the programme we run from Grovetown, Blenheim.

Up close with some of New Zealand’s wild species that are bred for release. Learn fascinating facts about our native animals and find out about the efforts to restore their natural habitats while enjoying a friendly and relaxed setting. Some of the animals bred at Koru Native Wildlife Centre are released into carefully chosen wild areas, as permitted by the Department of Conservation.

We will make our way to the Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project, for a guided introduction to this wonderful place.

Followed by an organised picnic

We will prepare a lovely picnic for you to enjoy.
After the picnic you can walk the whole track at:

Walk the Grovetown Lagoon at your own leisure

The track takes about 50 minutes to walk. Toilet facilities are available.

The oxbow shaped lagoon is home to a wide variety of birds – the Loop Track provides easy access to walk right around and see the birds and the lagoon from different viewpoints. Grovetown Lagoon is one of just a few natural wetlands remaining on the Marlborough’s Wairau Plain.

The restoration project aims to improve the water quality and ecological values of the lagoon to provide a better habitat for fish and birds. A must see!

Bookings and reasonable weather are essential. FEES:

  • $75 per adult, $25 per child

  • From every tour we organize we will donate $10 to Koru Native Wildlife Centre and $5 to Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

  • From Monday to Friday - Starts at 10.30am at 48 Elliot Street in Grovetown, Blenheim.

  • Our guided part of the tour, including the picnic, takes till about 1pm. If you wish you can still walk the remaining part of the track, at your own leisure.