A day on our Junior Ranger Programme


Junior Rangers or Te Kakano Vouchers- Give an experience!

Whenever the school holidays are here it is time to get your Junior Rangers or older pre-teen rangers signed up for Ranger duty! Pukaha can help keep the kids busy with our hands on, interactive school holiday programme.

 Junior Rangers can report for duty over the school holidays, The long summer holidays Junior Rangers is every Wednesday during January from 11-3. The other school holidays over the year Junior Rangers run Monday-Friday 11 am-3 pm. Te Kakano- Ranger for a day for your older kids only runs on Wednesdays in January over the long summer break and each Wednesday only , on the other school holidays.

Your young rangers will 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.

Te Kakano kids take it up another level and get hands on with our tracking & Trapping programme and wildlife team.

Our ranger guides are great at coming up with fun activities to suit the conditions but a Junior Rangers motto is " Be prepared" as we go snow, rain or shine! Come and help make a difference with us.

$30 per child per day (age 5 - 10 years old for Junior Rangers ). Junior Rangers includes a packed lunch from the Kaka Cafe (filled roll,fruit, homemade biscuit) plus water.

$20 per child per day (age 10-14 years old for TeKakano). Does not include a packed lunch so they must bring their own.

We prefer the Junior Rangers join our programme without their adult however when you bring your Junior Rangers to Pukaha you can enjoy a FREE coffee in our Wild Café  and go and enjoy a walk around the park for half-price while waiting for the Junior Rangers to come off duty.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Book now at info@pukaha.org.nz or give us a call on 06 375 8004