You begin your Earthlore experience by watching the Great Orlando's Magical Flea Circus puppet show - a five minute Punch and Judy type performance aimed at preschool children but adults enjoy the show too. Next you can explore Bug City at your leisure, reading the informative insect based signage and if you are keen, you can solve the current Top Secret Insect mystery. Then it's on to the Gypsy caravan to dress up for a photo op. - there is a spider and cobweb photo board by the Flea Circus too - before playing a game of mini Frisbee Golf. This is a nine target course, played with frisbees made from sponge rubber so no one will get hurt. The Frisbee course is in a developing Food Forest with informational signage so if you are a gardener you will find this interesting. For anyone who is into shopping we have an eco-product Gift Shop with unique earth friendly products such as pencils made from recycled newspaper, organic t-shirts of our own design, organic art (one off paintings done on homemade paper using homemade paint) and there is tea and coffee available as you wander the gardens. We offer a shuttle service to the Owaka Information Centre too.
Along with my wife Janine, I am co-founder of Earthlore Wildlife Gardens. I am an amatuer entomologist and a member of the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust, for whom I write a regular feature in their quarterly magazine. I managed Nichols Landscaping yard in Dunedin for 5 years where I gained knowledge of garden design. Janine also worked at Nichols for 15 years and holds a certificate in horticulture with the Otago Polytechnic. We have been hosting school and preschool groups for 4 years, passing on our knowledge and passion for the natural world.
Ce qui est inclus
Light snacks- organic popcorn, cookie time cookies and energy bars are available from the gift shop
Hot drinks. Tea and coffee
a shuttle van runs from the Catlins Information Centre to Earthlore Wildlife Gardens. Enquire at the Information Centre
All activities take place at Earthlore Wildlife Gardens but you can take the shuttle from the Owaka Museum
Points à retenir
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Critères requis pour les voyageurs
Un maximum de 10 voyageurs âgés de 5 ou plus peuvent participer.
Plus de conseils
There may be bees on the property. If you have an allergy we have antihistamine but we DO NOT have an epipen. If you have a severe allergy we recommend you do not attend
View wildlife in a quirky, fun way