10:00am - 5:00pm | everyday except 25 December
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Bring your family to connect with nature these school holidays at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve.

We have special discounted entry for the duration of the holidays: All children (ages 5 – 17) $5.00 and adults only $10.00!

We also have these wonderful school holiday workshops…

Drawing Classes with Paul Forrest

Paul Forrest is a professional artist, environmentalist and educator based in Wellington.  His works can be seen around the grounds of Ngā Manu as well as throughout the country. The classes Paul will teach at Ngā Manu are designed for a parent & child or grandparent & grandchild or auntie/uncle & nibling (niece or nephew).

Each of our 5 classes has a different theme: Birds and Trees, Plant Studies, People and Trees in Motion, Patterns in Nature and Butterfly Wings. Classes are 75mins and each time slot is limited to approximately 16 in each workshop. This limited number is to ensure that everyone gets some concentrated learning time and direction from Paul.

Dates and times of the classes:

14 July

Birds and Trees   10:30am – 11:45am

Plant Studies   12:30pm – 1:45pm

21 July

People and Trees in Motion   10:30am – 11:45am

Patterns in Nature   12:30pm – 2pm

Butterfly Wings  2:30pm – 3:45pm


$35.00 for one pair, this could be a grandparent and grandchild or parent and child.  For an additional child / grandchild add $15.00.

This fee is inclusive of materials for the drawing lesson and entry to the reserve for the day.

Pack a lunch and come enjoy the day at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve.

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