Become a Kiwi Ranger

Explore your world with Kiwi Ranger

Kiwi Ranger is a fun, interactive programme for kids of all ages – from 3 to 103! It helps you to take a closer look at some of our special places.

Franz Josef Kiwi Rangers show their activity booklets. Photo: Sarah Mankelow.
Franz Josef Kiwi Rangers show their activity booklets

How do I become a Kiwi Ranger?

Pick up an activity booklet from the visitor centre at each location. It's free and full of different activities ranging from scavanger hunts, short walks, activities to "fill up your senses", ranger interviews and word searches. Each site has an activity booklet and badge unique to the site.

Complete the activities then return your booklet to receive your certificate and badge. Why not collect them all!

See the list of Kiwi Ranger places

Who's behind Kiwi Ranger?

Mick Abbott and Carli Richter came up with the idea of Kiwi Ranger after taking part in similar programmes during an extended trip in North America with their young family.

The first Kiwi Ranger pilot sites were supported by the University of Otago and the Otago Institute of Design. More sites are being developed now. Stay tuned for one near you.

Visit the Kiwi Ranger website