Plenty to see and learn in the Aongatete Forest

Celebrate Conservation Week with a Forest Discovery tour

Did you know we have an amazing forest – the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park right on our doorstep here in the Western Bay of Plenty? Never been? Well now’s your chance!

As part of conservation week, Bay Conservation Alliance is hosting a ‘forest nature discovery tour’.

Join experienced educators on a fun and educational tour where you will be introduced to a beautiful part of the conservation park at Aongatete. This part of the bush is managed by a community conservation group called Aongatete Forest Project.

You will learn about some of the challenges our forest faces like invasive pests and what is being done to reduce them. You will also learn about some of the special species that live here ranging from North Island Robin, rifleman, cool invertebrates and amazing fungi.

You’ll get an insight into conservation management activities like bird banding, five minute bird counts, pest management and get to see a beautiful part of our forest.

The forest nature discovery tour is on September 21 from 9am-11am.

Participants are asked to meet at Kohanga, Aongatete Forest, 834 Wright Road, Tauranga.

The event is free and family-friendly for children aged 10-plus. Moderate fitness is required and booking are essential.

For more information and to book, search: ‘Forest Nature Discovery’ on Eventfinda or email:

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