Eel feeding

The wetlands of Ngā Manu are home to both short-fin eels and endangered long-fin eels (tuna). They are fed daily and have grown accustomed to gathering en-masse in a pond where you can get a close look or even help feed them.

Our Rangers give you an insight on the long life cycle of our native tuna (eels) and the extraordinary journey they undertake.

Monday – Friday: 2pm
Saturday, Sunday and all public & school holidays: 12.00 pm & 2pm
Duration: 15 minutes


Eel feeding talk – FREE (included with admission)
Pole-feed an eel – $2.50 (purchase a token from our Visitor Centre)
Private eel talks – By appointment only. $50 per group; $2.50 to pole-feed an eel.

Eel Feeding

For more information and to make a private booking call (04) 293 4131

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