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Breakfast with the Birds

October 1, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am NZDT


SOLD OUT! Tickets for this year have been snapped up. If you’d like to go on our waitlist for a cancellation, send us an email.

The early bird gets the worm AND a dawn chorus at Aongatete forest. Join us for this very special experience. You’ll be up early and driving on quiet roads to reach the forest at 6am. We’ll welcome you in the pre-dawn glow, offer a hot drink, and get you into position for the dawn chorus (a short walk up the hill). Be immersed in the sounds and sensations of the forest greeting a new day, expertly narrated by our bird identification guru Paul Cuming. Once the sun has risen, a delicious breakfast awaits in our kohanga. Enjoy our interesting guest speaker, Louise Saunders – CEO of Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku, followed by a volunteer-guided experience of our restoration work in the forest. The event will finish at around 10am.

The number of attendees is limited, we always sell out. Tickets are $28 each. To secure yours, hop to it and email [email protected]. We will confirm your booking, and then ask you to provide payment.

This experience is best for those aged 10 and up. As a weather-dependent event please be aware we have a backup date of Sunday October 8th if the 1st is too wet/windy. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.


October 1, 2023
6:00 am - 10:00 am NZDT
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Aongatete Forest Project
16 Pikirangi Road (top end of Wright Rd)
Aongatete, Western BOP New Zealand
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