Pukaha News

Be a Junior Ranger at Pukaha these holidays

Join in with the team at Pukaha these school holidays and sign up to be a Junior Ranger!

Available every Monday to Friday from 11-3.  

Get in behind the scenes with our Rangers and learn about caring for our birds and our forest. We will look at our insects, plants and eco-systems. On your first Junior Ranger duty you will collect your Junior Ranger conservation action booklet. Completed conservation actions can earn rewards. You might even become a Pukaha Conservation leader.

Conservation Week 2016

The theme of Conservation Week this year is Healthy Nature Healthy People and throughout the country the Department of Conservation is working with its partners and the community, encouraging people to engage in nature and be part of the conservation team effort needed to keep our beautiful country in great shape.

At Pukaha Mount Bruce during Conservation Week (10-18 September 2016) we'll provide all the children who visit us with a Pukaha Ranger badge so that they can say that they are part of our team!

Free Flight Aviary open

Pukaha's newest attraction, the free flight aviary, was officially opened on Friday 20 May.

Now open to the public, the free flight aviary allows visitors to enjoy the birdlife in their own environment.

Walk through with the birds - see the whio on their river run and the pateke enjoying their pond. Watch for kakariki in the undergrowth and kaka clambering on the aviary roof.  Listen to the glorious songs of the korimako.  Tui and kereru will also soon be joining these birds in the aviary.