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School groups and education

School groups and education

Updated 1 May 2015 1:19pm

We have a number of opportunties for school groups to come along to our parks. What better way to learn than with hands on experience!


Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park is a working farm, not a display farm. With its wide range of habitat and environments, children and adults have the opportunity to learn with hands on experience. Educational groups are always welcome. If you are interested in knowing more please contact the Park Ranger.


Areas of interest


  • Pastoral farmland and farming operations
  • Large scale forestry block
  • Woodlot plantings
  • Riparian (streamside) plantings
  • Native bush reserve
  • Areas of naturally regenerating bush of varying ages
  • Restored wetlands
  • Seepage plantings catching nitrate runoff from grazing
  • Historic NZ wars battle site
  • Small historic graveyard


Kaitoke Regional Park

The best place to study and learn about ecosystems, our place in the natural world and how we affect nature is outdoors. Through environmental education, individuals learn to appreciate and care for the natural world.

Kaitoke Regional Park is a great place for a school excursion. The park ranger is available for up to two hours free of charge to guide walking tours in the rainforest. The tours also include visits to the water intake weir, flume bridge and strainer house. Please contact the park ranger to arrange a suitable time. These tours are subject to availability and the Park Rangers schedule.

Should you wish to stay longer, the campsite is ideal for school groups. Camping fees are $3 per night for children under 16 (under 5 years old is free) and $6 per night for adults.