A first and only for New Zealand If   you’re   looking   for   a   fun   and   unique   experience   for   the   whole family,   Earthlore   offers   a   huge   variety   of   activities   for   all   ages.Our mission   is   to   provide   a   ‘conservation   experience   ‘to   enhance   peoples understanding   of   our   local   eco-system   and   the   importance   of   our amazing array of native insects.    For the Grown-ups You     can     enjoy     our     beautiful     garden     walks     (as     listed     here - garden.aspx) personal tours and much more.    For the Children Children   can   help   Inspector   Insector   to   solve   insect   mysteries   in   Bug City   or   the   entire   family   can   enjoy   a   game   of   Bug   Frisbee   on   our specially designed Frisbee golf course.    There   are   donkeys,   Chinese   geese   and   Stewart   Island   Merino   sheep along   with   a   Gypsy   caravan   to   add   ambience   to   a   memorable   picnic setting.   Certified by MBNZT: "A   shining   example   of   a   habitat   garden   for   New   Zealand's   moths   and butterflies"MBNZT   www.nzbutterflies.org.nz
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Open over summer from Labour Weekend till April, 12 noon – 7 pm Tuesday – Sunday. Other times by arrangement
A first and only for New Zealand If   you’re   looking   for   a   fun   and   unique   experience   for   the   whole   family, Earthlore   offers   a   huge   variety   of   activities   for   all   ages.Our   mission   is   to provide   a   ‘conservation   experience   ‘to   enhance   peoples   understanding of   our   local   eco-system   and   the   importance   of   our   amazing   array   of native insects.    For the Grown-ups You      can      enjoy      our      beautiful      garden      walks      (as      listed      here - garden.aspx) personal tours and much more.    For the Children Children   can   help   Inspector   Insector   to   solve   insect   mysteries   in   Bug City    or    the    entire    family    can    enjoy    a    game    of    Bug    Frisbee    on    our specially designed Frisbee golf course.    There   are   donkeys,   Chinese   geese   and   Stewart   Island   Merino   sheep along   with   a   Gypsy   caravan   to   add   ambience   to   a   memorable   picnic setting.   Certified by MBNZT: "A   shining   example   of   a   habitat   garden   for   New   Zealand's   moths   and butterflies"MBNZT   www.nzbutterflies.org.nz
The Great Orlando’s Magical Flea circus puppet show: Roll up to Earthlore’s very own Big Top to see a good old fashioned Insect Puppet Show.  Bug Frisbee golf: enjoy a round of fun Frisbee on our 9 target course, set in our developing Food Forest.  Gypsy caravan: step inside our traditional gypsy caravan where you’ll discover a range of costumes to dress in for a fun photo.  Bug City: explore Bug City and see what insects you can find and learn about.   Photo opportunities: you will discover many among Earthlore’s gardens, including our resident Tui; Bellbird; Woodpigeon; Fantail and Grey Warblers.  Observation Hive: Meet her Royal Highness The Queen Bee.  Retail area: Plants and seeds for sale to increase diversity in your own garden  Food forest: planted with many heirloom varieties, our Food Forest has lots of unusual edibles.  Group bookings: picnic pack option.
 Gordon and Janine Thompson 129 Hinahina Road, Owaka (Only a few minutes from Owaka township on the road to Jack’s Bay)  phone: 03 415 8455 cell: 027 385 3182