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'No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced'

Sir David Attenborough | Naturalist



The former Forestry Service education centre, now known as the camp, was previously a much enjoyed base for school groups from around the South Island, and in April 2018 welcomed back it's first school visitors since 2000 with two groups of year 6 children from Queenstown Primary School overnighting at the camp.

The Trust welcomes enquiries from schools interested in bringing groups to the camp in the future.


The Trust welcomes academics and researchers to make use of the Reserve for the study of its ecology and biosecurity strategies.

After recent renovations,  the camp now provides comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people and researchers are welcome to make use of these facilities while working on the Reserve.


The Trust is developing the infrastructure to support an increasing range of ecotourism activities within the Reserve,  including bush walking, kiwi spotting, medicinal and edible plant walks, and the opportunity to encounter some of our special residents such as the fernbird and tokoeka.  

Kiwi Spotting

We're pleased to announce that Ulva's Guided Walks are now operating guided kiwi-spotting within the Reserve.

To make a booking, please contact them directly here

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“Nature’s Pantry” Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk

We're pleased to announce that Beaks & Feathers are now operating a "Nature's Pantry" guided walk within the Reserve, during which visitors are introduced to the many medicinal and edible plants that can be encountered within the Reserve. 

To make a booking, please contact them directly here