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Kayaking at Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands, New Zealand's largest privately owned wetland on the Taieri Plain.
Photo by Glen Riley

Plant and Paddle Day

Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands —

On Sunday 23 April from 10am Sinclair Wetlands (Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau) is hosting a "kayak open day" that will appeal to people from a variety of backgrounds with all levels of experience. Kayaking participants need to be over the age of 13. Children under 13 can take part in the tree planting activities.

Before and after kayaking there will be the opportunity to help out with our re-vegetation (tree planting) programme, and view freshwater ecology displays. All Plants and tools will be provided.

Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands is a 315-hectare privately-owned wetland. It is regarded as the largest and most important privately owned wetland in New Zealand.

The Sinclair wetland now consists of ponds, water channels, swamplands and a couple of scrub-covered islands. Over 60 species of bird live in or regularly visit the wetland. It is now privately owned by Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu.

Location: "The Jetty" Sinclair Wetlands 854 Berwick Road (45kms South West of Dunedin)

Driving Directions: From Dunedin take State Highway 1 and turnoff at Sinclair Wetlands signpost at Henley (33km south of Dunedin) and follow the signs to 854 Berwick Road.

Bookings are essential - please register your interest in advance by contacting:

Koha is always appreciated but not expected

All photographs taken by Glen Riley -