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Beautiful, inspiring, quirky, and fun

Earthlore Wildlife Gardens is a unique, fun filled experience which is described by owners Gordon and Janine Thompson as part gardens, part fun park. Earthlore is designed to educate, and inspire an appreciation for our natural environment. And, Earthlore is home to Inspector Insector!

The Earthlore experience features a Flea Circus Puppet Show, a mini Frisbee Golf course; a traditional Gypsy Caravan with dress-ups, friendly donkeys, sheep, geese, and an eco-friendly gift shop where hot drinks and snacks are available.

There are Tui, Bellbird and Kereru living at Earthlore all year round. If you visit on a sunny day, you may also see Red and Yellow Admiral butterfly, Copper Butterfly and if you are really lucky, maybe even a Tussock Ringlet butterfly or two.

What people are saying about Earthlore

Really fun and informative. The wonderful garden and superb bird life are a bonus

Debbie Gutherie

Had a wonderful time with four children aged 9-12 visiting Earthlore this January. There was plenty for the children to do and we all found the insect displays and habitats very interesting. Highly recommended for a family afternoon out. Also would be a wonderful place for a group of adults who are interested in conservation or gardening to visit.

Anna Claire

The variety of insects and the knowledge the owners have as to how they fit into the eco-system is truly inspiring.

Russell Winder

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