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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.

BOOK A GROUP VISIT
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.

LEARN MORE
Brook Waimārama Sanctuary; Green Spider;

OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE AND PLANTS

Discover the extraordinary in our backyard.

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Find us on Instagram

@brooksanctuary

Share your photos with us #brooksanctuary

You might have spotted Moana the Moa on a joyride through town this morning! She’ll be hanging out at her new temporary home at @nelsonairportnewzealand to welcome visitors to the region over the next few weeks. 

If you’re stopping by, Make sure to get a pic with her and tag #brooksanctuary so we can check that she is on her best behaviour ! 

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