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The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary – a very special part of New Zealand

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is the largest fenced Sanctuary for endangered plants and creatures in the South Island.

Close to Nelson city but hidden away, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of New Zealand native bush, breathe deeply and engage.

We want to connect people (visitors, our staff and volunteers) with the natural world in a way that promotes environmental responsibility and contributes to the restoration of our local and national ecosystems.

We hope visitors will experience the mauri (life force), vital essence and spirituality of this natural environment.

We are enriching the future – come join us here at the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary.

Get Involved; Brook Waimārama Sanctuary

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We welcome your help: hands-on or from a distance.

GET INVOLVED
Brook Waimārama Sanctuary; Children: Students; Education Inspiring The Next Generation; Learning; Rick Field

EDUCATION AT THE SANCTUARY

It’s never too late to learn about how we can care for and interact with nature.

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Brook Waimārama Sanctuary; Visitor Centre; Walks And Facilities

SANCTUARY WALKS & FACILITIES

Be inspired by our 690-ha protected ecosystem just 6km from Nelson’s central city.

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Brook Waimārama Sanctuary; Green Spider;

OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE AND PLANTS

Discover the extraordinary in our backyard.

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🌿 Join us for an exciting guided fungi walk this Saturday at the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary! Led by expert fungi photographer Rebecca Bowater, author of New Zealand Fungi. 📸🍄 Limited to 12 people, so book your spot via the link in our bio. See you there!

If you have any questions please contact: info@brooksanctuary.org.nz

#FungiWalk #NatureDiscovery #brooksanctuary #fungi #foragingnz #nzfungi
Welcome to Sculpt Nature, an eco-sculpture symposium and competition that celebrates nature and promotes conservation through art. The symposium will take place at the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary, an eco-sanctuary located just 10 minutes from Nelson CBD, in partnership with the @nelson_arts_festival.

Participants will create sculptures using only natural and foraged materials. Selected sculptors are expected to work on-site outdoors for the entire event duration (9 am-5 pm, October 18-26). The first prize will be $5,000, the second prize $2,000, and the people’s choice award $1,000.

To apply and learn more, please visit the Sculpt Nature Events page (link in bio).

#SculptNature #EcoSculpture #ConservationThroughArt  #ArtCompetition #SculptureSymposium #nzart #nzartist #nelson #nz #art
Planning to attend the Backyard Brook event this weekend? Why not take a quick walk along the Loop Track at the Sanctuary before or after the event? 

As you venture just a few minutes deeper into the Brook, you’ll be able to experience our hidden valley, which is filled with diverse secondary forests and abundant birdlife! 

We are open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Hope to see you there 🌳🌿🐦

#brooksanctuary #backyardbrook #biodiversity #nelsonadventures #nzhikes #catchment

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