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Education Programmes

Each programme is designed for a different age range covering both science and social science topics, inspiring the next generation to protect our incredible New Zealand wildlife and history.

We have a range of resources and programmes for students at Early Childhood Level, Primary Level and Secondary Level.

Royal Albatross are only one of the attractions of Taiaroa Head. Breeding colonies of Shags, Royal Spoonbills, Blue Penguins and NZ Fur Seals are just some of the wildlife who call the place home. Pukekura (Taiaroa Head) is an important site to Kai Tahu whanui. It is also one of the signing point of the Treaty of Waitangi. Fort Taiaroa, the European Fortification, has a disappearing gun that is world renowned.

Students have the opportunity to engage with experts, interact with the local history, view unique wildlife, and understand the cultural importance of the area. The programmes come with a variety of hands-on activities.

Group sizes are limited by permit – we can take a maximum of 25 people (including students and teachers/parents) to our observatory at one time. Groups over this quantity need to be split into two, rotating between. Programmes are usually in the morning before we begin our regular guided tours.

Bookings/Visits may be declined during the busy tourism season from November – March each year.

If you would like to ask any questions regarding programmes or bookings, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Let us know your preferred visit date and programme, the number of students and teachers/parents accompanying, and the year level of the students.