On the Tawa Loop TrackPHOTO: DOC
Robert Cunningham Bruce, an early conservationist gifted several patches of forest and this is one of them – good on ya Bruce! Check out the mighty trees – is that a bellbird up there? Stay until dark for a chance to see long tailed bats, yes bats!
A hidden patch of forest so close to Whanganui! Cool off in the shade of the tall trees and see what you can discover. Enjoy the short walking track and see how many types of plants you can name.
An adventure thousands of years in the making! Manawatu Gorge was made when the river carved out a route through a mountain range. Now it’s a great place to spot NZ Falcons, glow worms at night and koura in the stream. You might even find a perfect hiding spot in a hollow Totara!
Earn a medal in your own backyard by doing one of these conservation actions at home. During Conservation Week you can enter DOC’s photo competition by completing any action medal and taking a photo while doing it!