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SEPTEMBER
OPENING HOURS
FRI-SAT-SUN 10AM - 4PM

Haere mai / welcome to

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.

Learn More

Find us on Instagram

@brooksanctuary

Share your photos with us #brooksanctuary

We’re currently closed due to level 4 restrictions but our inhabitants will be ready and waiting to say hello when we open back up again 😊
Looking back at our first successful reintroduction of 40 beautiful Saddleback. Have you seen a saddleback yet?
Have you been on one of our glow worm tours yet?!

Head over to our website to see the details and booking info.

📸: @nz.andy
How cool are these flowering spider orchids? They can be found in the beech forest at this time of year. 😀

STRATEGIC SUPPORTERS

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

Sponsor; Jens Hansen; logo
Sponsors; J&E Reuhl; logos
Sponsors; kumanu; logos
Sponsors; Simplicity; logos
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