Give Back to Nature Tour

From NZD $860.50
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Owaka, South Otago
  • Product code: P9VA0X

Join local conservationists Gordon and Janine Thompson and explore The Catlins during the day
- and after dark. As part of your Catlins “Give Back to Nature” adventure you
will take part in a local conservation project, helping to protect our
critically endangered Yellow-eyed penguin and Long-tailed bat, gaining access
to a unique conservation area not normally accessible to members of the public.


* You will learn how to interact appropriately with native wildlife and be supplied with a personal
guide pack to get the most out of your self guided day.


* We will gather together for a meal at a local restaurant before heading out to experience nature in the night
time.


* We will help make your holiday sustainable by planting trees in Earthlore’s 

Insect Conservation Habitat.


* You will meet Inspector Insector and go on a guided tour of Earthlore Wildlife Gardens to learn about
our work conserving native insects.


Trip inclusions:

*Become a Wildlife Guardian.

*Bird spotting.

*One to two hours working on a
local conservation project.

* After dark guided nature experience. 

*A five minute wildlife count.

*A donation to local conservation.

*Planting trees to offset your travel.

*Meet Inspector Insector and
learn about his work inspiring children to care for nature

*Tour of Earthlore Wildlife Gardens.


 What you take home:

*Personal guide pack 

*Wildlife guardianship cap

*Insect repellent


Meals provided:

Day one:

*Tea, coffee and muffins – morning.

*Picnic lunch at Long Point.

*Tea, coffee or hot drink –
afternoon.


Day two – begins in the evening:

*Dinner at a local restaurant.

*Coffee and cake at Lenz reserve.


Day three – morning:

*Tea, coffee and muffins.


What to bring:

*sturdy footwear

*wet weather clothing

*warm clothing

*sunscreen, sun hat and woollen
beanie

*medications should you
require them 



Transport:

Earthlore will pick you up at your accommodation and provide transport for each day’s activities (excluding
your self guided day.)



 



Support:

We shall provide insect repellent, gardening gloves, tools, mulch, and tree protectors along with reference
books to help ID local native wildlife, and binoculars for you to borrow.



 



Amenities:

There are toilets at Earthlore, Long Point and Lenz reserve. See the map in the personal guide pack
provided for other public toilets in the area.

There are eateries, a hotel, a supermarket and a museum/information centre in the Owaka Township, along with a medical centre.