In the Travis Wetlands bird hide


Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland is the ultimate inner city adventure, with a tower to climb, hides to spy from, and wetlands alive with birds. Imagine the Ōtautahi of long ago, as this landscape transforms from farmland back to wetland.
  • Hide in the bird hide - how many different birds can you identify?
  • What a view! Can you spot the Port Hills? Or the Southern Alps?
  • Sneak along the paths and you might spot a skink.

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 5,049K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word – write it down.

Getting there: In northern Christchurch, take Queen Elizabeth II Drive (SH74, which becomes Travis Road) towards the sea, turn left on to Frosts Road and the main carpark is mid-way up the road on the left. There are also access points on the northern end from Mairehau Road and from Travis Country Drive on the southern side.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland

Get more information about the Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park.

It's managed by the Travis Wetlands Trust. 

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