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Tauranga Field Trip

Accommodation:  McLaren falls lodge located in McLaren Falls park  10-15 mins from Tauranga Sleeps 16 $150 per night.  Camping is also available

http://www.tauranga.govt.nz/exploring/parks-and-reserves/parks/mclaren-falls

Suggested schedule:

Friday

  • Arrive at accommodation and settle in.  Plenty of lovely walks in the Park for those who arrive early.  Own dinner.

  • Waterfall night walk to see gloworms

Saturday

  • Otanewainuki Kiwi Trust, Otanewainuki Forest, Mountain Road, Tauranga.  Hopefully I can arrange with some of the members to meet and greet our group.  Guided Forest walk

http://www.kiwitrust.org/

  • Trevelyans Packhouse – No 1 Rd, Te Puke.  Leaders in zero waste management in the Kiwifruit industry.  Guided tour (if packhouse working – should be at this time of year)

https://trevelyan.co.nz/2018/08/07/green-award-fortrevelyans/

  • Beach or Mount walk

  • Dinner in Mount Maunganui

  • Mauao Area Wildlife Trust – evening visit to Mauao – night tour to see penguins and grey faced petrels  http://www.westernbaywildlife.nz/


Sunday

  • Sanctuary Mountain, Maungataurari, Waikato – Ancient Forest Guided Tour (NZ longest predator proof fence)  entrance fee $37 – may be able to get a discount for the group

https://www.sanctuarymountain.co.nz/visit-us

Later Event: June 1
Queens Birthday Weekend