Weekly Walk Programme
Join one of the varied and educational weekly walks led by an experienced guide. The group meets on alternate weeks at 9.15 am on Thursdays and 8.15 am on Saturdays, planning to return at aound 3 pm. Enjoy the experience of wandering through areas of local native bush, coastline, estuary, mountain and restored areas. An enormous number of unique examples of native plants and birds can be observed. Tauranga Branch Forest and Bird walks focus on conservation rather that tramping, allowing time to look and discover the wealth of beauty in our own back yard. The Branch always welcomes new people who want to come along to share their own knowledge and information or simply enjoy a great time outdoors.
The current walks programme can be found by clicking here. latest newsletter
Aongatete Forest Restoration Project
The Aongatete Forest Restoration Project volunteer group is conserving 280 hectares of native forest in the Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park, between Tauranga and Katikati. This project is currently in expansion mode and we are always pleased to meet new volunteers who would like to get involved to protect and restore our native forest.
Public awareness of the current threats to the native forest and education about some of the solutions are an important role, along with administrative tasks, fund raising and participation in group work days. Volunteers can also take responsibility for monitoring and looking after their own bait line, working towards reducing the animal peats which are destroying the forest habitat and resident bird and insect life.
Phone: Hamish Dean 07 549 3238 or 021 741 222, John Howard 07 549 3238 or Basil Graeme 07 576 5593
Mail: Forest and Bird, PO Box 3155, Tauranga 3155
The Kaimai–Mamaku Ranges are 37,000 hectares of native forest which stretch from Paeroa to Rotorua. The seven local branches of Forest and Bird around this region are working towards restoring the forest and hinterland to a state where biodiversity is enhanced and sustained.
For information about how to get involved check out Kaimai-Mamaku Restoration Campaign on the Projects page on the main Forest and Bird site of contact one of the surrounding branches in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.