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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 22 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. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

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 -