Wildlife Guardianship Workshop
The tour begins with a Wildlife Guardianship workshop to arm you with the skills and knowledge you require to enjoy The Catlins' without harm to birds, beach or bush. You will get a hot drink to enjoy during the talk and you will be given a handout at the end of the workshop with all the relevant information.
We will then make our way to the Yellow-eyed penguin reserve, doing some bird spotting along the way.
At the Yellow-eyed penguin reserve you will be a part of a small team (up to 6 people), planting natives to create habitat for penguins and other wildlife and/or weeding around existing plantings - receiving a certificate for your efforts.
After a picnic lunch on the beach we will head down to Shank's bush for a short tour of an established conservation project where we will talk about how the area came into being; giving a brief background on the Papatowai Forest Heritage Trust and other groups doing conservation work in The Catlins.
During the tour we will loan you a pair of binoculars.
We will also provide you with garden gloves and all the tools and safety equipment required.
Upon payment you will receive a certificate to verify you will help to create habitat for Catlins' wildlife and to confirm that a donation has been made on your behalf to the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust.