Give Back to Nature tours coming in February with the launch of our brand new website


Catlins Give Back to Nature Tours launching 29th January 2021

Explore the rugged Catlins Take part in a citizen science project Give back to Nature

Caring, while sharing The Catlins

About the "Give Back to Nature Tours": Experience the stunning Catlins scenery – and make a difference. By joining our Give Back to Nature Tour you become an Earthlore approved wildlife guardian and help nature along the way, so you’ll leave The Catlins a better place for birds, bats and butterflies.

For the day tripper: visit Earthlore at 129 Hinahina Road, Owaka to experience a Flea Circus Puppet Show, play mini Frisbee Golf, dress up in our traditional Gypsy Caravan, meet our friendly donkeys, sheep and geese, or take a stroll around our eco-friendly gift shop where hot drinks and snacks are available.

Earthlore's wildlife: 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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