GW Landscape Logo - FullcolThere are lots of Seaweek 2018 events happening in Wellington, we’ll be adding details of new events as we receive them. If you’d like to organise an event: Contact the Regional Coordinator from Greater Wellington Regional Council Micheline Evans – email: Micheline.evans@gw.govt.nz phone: 027 370 1534

Seaweek 2018 Events


Fidgety Fish

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 7.30 – 9.45pm
Location: Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. 610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Porirua, Wellington 5381

Cost: Free

Contact: Catherine Wylde. Email: Catherine.Wylde@gw.govt.nz Ph: (04) 830-4282

In the cool of night join Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) experts as we find out what fish and other water life are in our streams. Watch GWRC staff electrify fish before getting stream-side and having a go at spot-lighting fishing.

Advance bookings are essential for this event. To book go to https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/fidgety-fish-tickets-40887041241

More info: http://www.gw.govt.nz/fidgety-fish/

Check out the full Greater Wellington Great Outdoors programme www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents


Beachcomber Explore

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 2-5pm
Location: East Harbour Regional Park, Baring Head/Orua Pouanui. You can reach Baring Head via Coast Road, Wainuiomata. The park entrance is a 15 minute drive from Wainuiomata.
Cost: Free

Contact: Mark McAlpine, email: eastharbour.ranger@gw.govt.nz Ph: (04) 830-4444

Come and explore the beach with the Friends of Baring Head to learn about what is normally hidden beneath the waves. Local experts will be there to help identify cool creatures and rocks or anything in between.

Bookings essential, max 35 people. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/sea-week-beachcomber-explore-tickets-41098767520

Moderate fitness required. Bring strong footwear, warm clothes, jacket, hat, sun protection, lunch and a water bottle.

More info: http://www.gw.govt.nz/sea-week-beachcomber-explore/


Explore Whitireia Coast Snorkel

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Dates: Saturday 3 March and Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Whitireia Park, Thornley Street Entrance
Cost: Free

Contact: via Mountains to Sea Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mountainstoseawellington/

Come snorkel with Mountains to Sea Wellington Conservation Trust and GWRC to explore the mesmerising marine life found in the coastal waters around Whitireia Park. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

Snorkel sessions leave approximately every hour on the hour between 10am and 2pm (we advise you to turn up half an hour early to secure your place anytime between 9.30 and 1.30). This event finishes at 3pm.

For cancellations on the day (due to poor weather) please check the Greater Wellington Regional Council Facebook page, or phone 0800 496 734 after 8am.

Bring togs and a towel, hat, sunblock and water. Everything else is provided.


Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop Wellington

Monday 6 November 2017 from 1.30 – 3.30pm at Wellington College, 15 Dufferin Street, Basin Reserve, Wellington.

This free workshop for secondary school teachers focuses on a new resource on ocean acidification called “The Ocean of Tomorrow”. Free copies will be issued.

To reserve a place email marine-studies@otago.ac.nz or phone 03 479 5826.

Thanks to the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust for supporting this event.





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