I received a letter form Julie Wiel today, and she has asked me to pass on the following information.
"I'm organising a trip to a native bird sanctuary later in the year. I plan to visit it myself first so I can gauge the set up and meet the educators who run the schools programme.
It will be a cost of $5 per child and adults free. You can take prams but there are places it may be harder to push them. The usual tour takes 90 mins, I'm unsure at present how long the schools tour will be. As I find out more info I will let you know, but at this stage I would like to know who would be interested.
It's at the Orokonui bird sanctuary, near Waitati, they have many species of our native birds, incl. kaka chicks, 33 saddlebacks, tui's and bellbirds, etc.
they have a lovely looking cafe and facility pictured in their brochure so perhaps it could be made into a day trip.
I spoke to a man who works at Orokonui and he suggests Spring would be the best time to visit the bird sanctuary.
Any who are interested can either text me or ring me on home phone."
Please note Julie is unable to receive contact via email. If you are having trouble finding Julie's contact information, contact us via the SHEAF email address and we'll get back to you.