Bream Head Reserve from Manaia

Conservation Week Activities on Bream Head

September 5, 2018

Each year DoC works with community groups across Aotearoa to spread the conservation message. It’s a nationwide celebration of kiwis pitching in to help our native plants and animals.

This year the Bream Head Conservation Trust are holding two events during Conservation Week and we invite you to be part of them.

  • On Sunday 16 September please join us at Urquhart Bay (carpark end) from 1pm for a range of fun family activities.
  • We will have copies of the Smugglers Bay Loop Track Adventure Map – this is one of the Toyota Kiwi Guardian Tracks, it’s an easy 3km, 1.5 hour walk, you can explore and follow the clues … Look out for the Guardian Post on the way and when you find it you’ll find a special code word – write it down.  
  • Take part in our “collect and sort” rubbish pick-up, on the way around the Smugglers Loop, or in Urquhart Bay.
  • Paint some rocks to hide – hide them locally or take them home to hide – maybe you’ll find some nearby today …
  • Find out about the work that is happening in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve …

Enjoy a free sausage sizzle – we hope to see you there!

  •  Thursday 20 September  we have a special event happening – a Bream Head kiwi listening and sunset guided walk, from 6pm to 8pm. Please contact Jenny Lawrence  lawrence.jennmarc@gmail.com or phone 021 164 9992 for details and to book a spot.

We will share how our community led predator and pest eradication has resulted in a resurgence of native birds and wildlife in one of Northland’s most important coastal forest reserves. You *should hear some of our resident kiwi calling and maybe even spot one on the track.

  • Meet us at Bream Head Getaway at the top of the driveway at 310 Ocean Beach road at 5:45pm.
  • Choose to relax in the pergola at Bream Head Getaway and listen to kiwi, or enjoy an evening walk up the Peach Cove track where you may even spot a kiwi! We will walk for between 40 and 50 minutes up, slightly quicker on the return.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required for the walk.
  • Please wear warm, comfy clothes and sturdy walking shoes. Please bring a torch or headlight if you have one.
  • Laurence Sullivan from the Department of Conservation, will be your guide.
  • Sunset is at 6:15pm.
  • Nibbles and drinks will be served in the pergola.
  • In the event of strong wind and/ or moderate rain this event will be postponed.

Please contact Jenny Lawrence – lawrence.jennmarc@gmail.com or phone 021 164 9992

*Kiwi are abundant in this area, and are heard frequently however, we cannot completely predict their behavior.

Special thanks to Bream Head Getaway for providing the venue for our event!