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Whakatāne Kiwi Trust Night Walks 2024

5 April -7:00 pm - 27 June -9:30 pm

Don’t hibernate this winter! Wrap up warm, grab a torch and explore the REAL Whakatāne Night Life scene with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust!

Come along and learn about our local kiwi population and the work being done by our amazing volunteers to protect our national icon and other native taonga. If you listen carefully you might even hear the call of kiwi or weka! Birds aren’t the only stars of the show though, you’ll also discover various plant life, nocturnal creepy-crawlies like spiders and wētā, and incredible glow-in-the-dark fungi!

Please be aware that it is very unlikely that you will see a wild kiwi on this walk – they tend to run a mile when they hear a dozen humans coming down the track!

2024 night walks dates

Our night walks start on April 4th and run every Friday night until the 27th of June. They start at 7pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm. Kids Night Walks of Discovery are held on Thursdays, with a 530pm start time and finishing at approximately 730pm.

Tickets are purchased through Eventfinda.

We are alternating the locations of our night walks each week between Ohope Scenic Reserve and Mokorua Bush Scenic Reserve so please ensure you know which location you are booking at.

See dates and book tickets for Mokorua Bush Scenic Reserve night walks »

See dates and book tickets for Ōhope Scenic Reserve night walks »

See dates and book tickets for Kids Night Walk of Discovery »

Please note that a reasonable level of physical fitness is required as we will be going off the public tracks and this may not be suitable for children under the age of 8. Whilst the Trust team will have first aid kits, please bring any personal medication you may require (e.g. asthma inhalers). Finally, don’t forget to wear warm clothing and footwear (e.g. NOT sandals or jandals) and bring a torch, some snacks, a drink and a camera!

If you have any questions please contact the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust: volunteer@whakatanekiwi.org.nz

Thanks, we look forward to meeting you all – The Night Walks Team


5 April -7:00 pm
27 June -9:30 pm


Whakatane Kiwi Trust
0800 BUY TIX (289 849
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