Upcoming Events

Father’s Day Weekend Special – 3rd & 4th September

Father's Day

Discounted admission!

Purchase a family admission ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) for half price! Normally $38

Father’s Day Price just $19


Bring your Dad and he gets in for free. (Conditions: Only 1 free admission per group).

If you want a unique gift for Father’s Day, why not buy him a voucher for our Ranger for the Day Experience (pictured above).

Call 04 2934131 or email admin@ngamanu.co.nz to make a booking.


Past Events

Planting Day – Sat 6TH August

Planting Pic

BOOKINGS REQUIRED – Numbers will be limited.

Call 04 2934131 or email admin@ngamanu.co.nz to make a booking.

Meet at Nga Manu’s Education Centre at 10:00 am. The planting session will run until 12:00 noon.


Please bring your own shovel and wear practical clothes and shoes.

Hot drinks and morning tea will be provided.

Queen’s Birthday – Mon 6th June

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Discounted Admission to the Reserve:

Adult (15 years+) – $10.00
Child (3 – 14 years) – Gold coin

Butterflies, Bugs and Bush Workshop – Sat 30th April

Numbers will be limited to 60 children on the day – Call 04 2934131 to book

Butterflies Bugs n Bush Poster

Get together at Nga Manu Nature Reserve for a fun family day out full of discovery. Taking part in the workshop you will enjoy a forest trek, weta motels, bush beating, insect gathering, investigating with microscopes, spot the stick insects, butterfly life cycles and more. Afterwards you can explore the reserve at your leisure – bring a picnic and enjoy some quality family time. See the iconic New Zealand kiwi in the nocturnal house and meet native birds in the walk through aviaries. Feed the endangered long fin eels at 2 pm, spot frogs and native lizards and get up close to tuatara. Explore Kapiti’s largest remaining remnant of coastal lowland swamp forest and idyllic bird sanctuary. Over 50 different bird species come and go around the wetlands, bush and surroundings.

Entry charges apply: Child – $8, Adult – $18, Family – $38
Cost of Workshop: A gold coin donation per attendee
FREE eel feed for attendees!
Friends of Nga Manu Trust: A gold coin donation per attendee

Children under 14 years of age must have adult supervision.