Kaipātiki Creek Spotlighting

Learn about what comes alive at night in your local stream with us and the Mountains to Sea team.

We will be leading a guided walk and spot lighting event to showcase the biodiversity of this awa. See bullies, banded kokopu, inanga, macroinvertebrates, glow worms and more! Learn about the journey the awa takes from the mountains to the sea and hear about the mahi that we are doing to restore the surrounding catchment.


Registrations are essential for this event. Click the Book Now button below to register online.


This event is run by Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) which are both programmes of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust and is in collaboration with Kaipātiki Project. This event is kindly funded by the Kaipātiki Local Board.

Numbers are limited to 25 per group. Minimum age of 8.

When: Monday 19th June

Group A: 5.30am - 7.00pm

Group B: 7.00pm - 8.30pm

If you are running late please txt 021 0645125


Eskdale Reserve, 84 Eskdale Road, Birkdale

Meeting point: Eskdale Road bridge


What to bring:

-Head torch or hand torch

- Warm clothes and rain coat

- Closed shoes you do not mind getting muddy (please make sure shoes are mud free upon arrival to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback)

Please note you must be able to walk 1.2km on uneven ground and ascend/descend stairs.

Cost: FREE
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