UNESCO Aotearoa Titiwai Glow Worm Walk



Have you ever joined us for a night walk to witness the magical titiwai glow worms?

This event, funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO/ Te Kōmihana Matua o Aotearoa mō UNESCO, offers a unique opportunity to explore the reserve at night and witness the mesmerizing beauty of our magnificent Titiwai Glow Worms. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the hidden secrets of nature and appreciate the interconnectedness between trees and the wildlife they nurture.


This walk will be led by our expert ecologists who have been facilitating ongoing regeneration activities and workshops in this reserve for many years and know the ins and outs of it like no one else.  This event combines world-class ecological education, with awe-inspiring natural beauty and adventure. We’ll be putting cellophane over our torch lights to keep the lighting low and to help us to better appreciate the night, and the Titiwai we find. After the walk, we’ll head back to our cosy EcoHub for warm drinks, sweet snacks, and friendly reflections on the night’s adventure.


Register now to secure your spot for the Titiwai Glow Worm Walk and be a part of this extraordinary nocturnal adventure. Scroll down and click the Book Now button.


All you need to know about this free community event:


Friday, 23 June

6:30pm - 8:30pm


✅ Discover Titiwai Glow Worms

Hot drinks and snacks provided

All ages welcome (kids must be supervised)

❎ Registrations closed - Fully Booked

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This event has been funded by:

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This event is fully booked. Why not join us on the following day instead, at Eskdale Reserve to plant the trees that will become the habitat for our Titiwai in years to come? 


Cost: FREE
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Eskdale Reserve and the UN SDG's

Regeneration activities at Eskdale Reserve has been our flagship since Kaipātiki Project started around the Kaipātiki Stream in 1998. Throughout the year our expert ecologists lead weekly groups of dedicated local volunteers to champion the continued regeneration of this Significant Ecological Area. Flanked by the urban metropolis, and where community, podocarp/broadleaf forest, kauri, kākahi/freshwater mussels, titiwai/glowworms, pekapeka/bats, streams, swamps and saltwater edges intersect, Eskdale Reserve is a truly special place to look after. As we do so, we join a global community, working directly towards 5 of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG's):


3 health and wellbeing 11 sustainable cities 13 climate 14 below water 15 life on land






If you’re interested in seeing Titiwai with us, you may also be interested in our event: 


UNESCO Aotearoa Plant 500 Trees

After witnessing the magnificent ecosystems that the native trees at Eskdale Reserve support, join us the following day to plant some more, and grow those ecosystems! This community tree planting day, also funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, aims to further regenerate Eskdale Reserve. By planting trees, we contribute to cleaner air, cooler urban environments, healthier ecosystems (including more Titiwai), and spaces for people to connect with nature.

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