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Get your hands dirty at Parangarahu Lakes

Registration Types

  • General Admission: Free ($0.00)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


  • Sun 14 Aug 2022, 9:00am–3:00pm



Did you know there are two nationally significant and breath-taking lakes hidden in East Harbour Regional Park? These lakes are particularly important to the surrounding environment and are home to some special critters. This includes a range of wetland plants, fish, birds, and our native freshwater mussel, the kākahi.

Join us for a day of tree planting along the top of Cameron Ridge with spectacular views over Lake Kohangatera. With Pencarrow lighthouse and Parangarahu lakes, there is so much to see. Enjoy a day exploring this beautiful section of the park.

This is suitable for people with a medium fitness as you will need to carry plants and dig holes. The area being planted is a short 20-minute walk from the bus up to the planting area. This is not suitable for children and recommended for 13 years and above. There will be a toilet provided during the planting. No dogs are allowed in this park.

We provide: FREE transport from Burdan’s gate Eastbourne, along the rugged coast to the lower Pencarrow light house at the harbour entrance and onto the entrance of the first lake. Please book your seat as we have limited numbers. No private cars will have access to this road. An experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training will be available. Meet us just past the Bus Barn at the public toilets 509 Muritai Road Eastbourne.

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, and a waterproof jacket are essential. Feel free to bring your own favourite spade and gloves. Layering and wearing a hat or beanie is a good way to stay warm. This site can be very exposed, so it is a good idea to bring a spare change of clothes. Also bring a water bottle, lunch, and snacks.

COVID-19 update: This event will follow government guidelines.

Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell. Masks are encouraged while travelling on the bus.

To help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know:  
• If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and get a test.  
• Sneeze and cough into your elbow.  
• Sanitise your hands before eating (there will be sanitiser available) 
• Try to maintain 1m distance from others  
• Do not share food or water with others   

Bookings are essential so please register your interest by booking your seat on the bus.

Weather dependant – This event is weather dependant. We will update all those that have registered at the link above via email before 6pm on 13th August. To keep updated with important information about our events, including postponements and cancellations, please click ‘interested’ on the Facebook event page.

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