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Stories In The Beech Glade at The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary

This Conservation Week join us for Stories in the Beech Glade with Special guest Melanie Drewery!
Join local author Melanie Drewery (Matariki, Nanny Mihi) as she sings songs, and reads stories about the ngahere (forest). Learn about rongoā (traditional Māori medicine), taste delicious Kawakawa tea, and spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful Brook Waimārama Sanctuary.

The entry fees include all day entry to the Sanctuary, so why not come early, explore the Sanctuary and perhaps enjoy a family picnic in the Sanctuary for joining us and Melanie at 2pm in the Beech Glade.
As this event is being held in the Beech Glade, numbers are capped at 50 people.
Get your tickets today through our website, tickets are:
* $9 children 5-15 years
* $15 adults
* $45 family group (2 adults and up to 3 children)

During the year the Sanctuary holds a number of special events; each year we hold two open days, generally held in April and October. During the winter months, generally from June to September we offer glowworm tours which have proven to be extremely popular over the last two years. We also run a number of pop-up events throughout the year, so keep an eye on this page (and our Facebook page) for the latest information!

If you, or your organisation, are planning a ‘special event’ – get in touch to discuss holding your event in the Sanctuary. (The Sanctuary has previously hosted corporate events, weddings, remembrance services/gatherings (note, scattering of ashes in the Sanctuary is not permitted). Contact:

Olivia Gallagher, Events Coordinator – or
Ru Collin, Chief Executive –


Join us for Nelson’s Big Green Day Out !

The much-anticipated Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Open Day is happening again on Sunday 29 October from 10am – 4pm!

Get the family together for Nelson’s Big Green Day Out and come along to celebrate Aotearoa’s native flora and fauna in an idyllic setting. Enjoy delicious street food, learn about key conservation milestones, bask in the beauty of the pristine Waimārama stream, take a stroll along peaceful bush tracks or simply sit back and enjoy the birdsong. This year we will have a focus on Freshwater Eco-systems.

With Free Entry, the Big Green Day Out is the perfect educational and fun day out for everyone.

More information & full activity line-up to be announced shortly.

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