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Coast Road Dawn Chorus Gathering

Ticket Information

  • Free Admission


  • Sat 21 Sep 2019, 9:30am–4:30pm


All Ages

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Come along for a day of sharing and learning on predator trapping. We have a packed day of skills based workshops, interactive talks, a guest speaker and a guided tour of the Barrytown School trapping project by some of the school children. There will also be a kid's trapping corner where kids can make tracking tunnels, weta motels, lizard lounges and paper models of native birds.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a plate for a shared potluck lunch.

This is a free community event and everyone is welcome. This event is part of Conservation Week 2019.


Further to the Coast Road Dawn Chorus Gathering on Saturday 21st September, there will also be a sunset tour of the Westland Petrel/Taiko breeding colony that evening.

This tour is free thanks to the generosity of the Westland Petrel Conservation Trust, but is only available to those attending the Gathering and is limited to 20 people. So book in now as numbers will fill up fast. This is an amazing wildlife experience of the Westland Petrel/Taiko who only nest at sites near Punakaiki.

Time: The tour starts at 6.15pm and will finish by 8pm.
Where: Westland Petrel Tours, 3770 State Highway 6 Coast Road, Punakaiki (about 5km south of Punakaiki). Enter at the Holiday Park sign entrance.

What to bring: Wear gumboots if you have them as could be muddy. Dress warmly. A headtorch with a red filter is also recommended.

All children must be accompanied by their parent/caregiver.
Information on the tour:

Please email the event organiser if you will be attending the Gathering and would also like to do the sunset Westland petrel/Taiko tour. Space on the sunset tour is limited!

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