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Welcome to The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary

Take a guided walking tour to ensure the very best experience on your visit to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Your guided tour/walk starts at the Sanctuary Visitor Centre where our knowledgeable and friendly guide will meet you. After introductions, and an overview of the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary you’ll soon be on your way.

During the next 60-90 minutes your guide will ensure you understand what you are seeing, the history of the area and our vision for the future.

This tour will cover the history of the Sanctuary, including it’s pre-European history as a source of food and medicinal plants for the local people, it’s more recent history since the arrival of European settlers to Nelson (and the mammalian predators they brought with them), and the flora and fauna found within the Sanctuary.

If you have any questions about this tour that you would like answered before booking, please email

Tours are available for 3-12 (min./max.) people, including children (under 5’s entry is free).

Tours are available 10:30am every Sunday (year round), commencing 27 December. 

The charges below are inclusive of the standard admission fees.



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