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Eye on Nature Family Day

30 Mar 2019


Saturday 30 March 2019, 11.00am - Saturday 30 March 2019, 5.00pm


Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

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Entry via Everglade Drive, Manurewa


Nicole Stanton

021 144 2491


South Auckland's biggest environmental event, Eye on Nature is back for 2019!

Join hundreds of Auckland families at this eco educational event offering fun games and activities for all ages. 

Eye on Nature is an outdoor expo held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens event site with over 30 environmental partners showcasing the work they do in line with our event theme; Healthy Trees, Healthy Me, Hauora Rākau, Hauora Ahau. 

This year, Eye on Nature takes children and their families on an experiential journey through our native New Zealand forest, learning how the health of the forest and all its inhabitants impacts the health of us all. 


Navigate the bush with Maori storyteller and environmentalist, Park Ranger Riki Bennett and discover how to identify native trees and the special uses for them in navigation, construction, food and medicine. Plus learn how to build your own pest tracking system to discover what pests animals are threatening the forest in your community; receive the tools to make a pledge to become sustainable in one area of your life; learn how be a part of Predator Free 2020; come along and learn how to up cycle with T-shirts and tyres; watch cooking demonstrations; support cultural and local performances; and learn all about how a healthy tree means a healthy you!

Attracting over 11,000 people each year, Eye on Nature is an annual event which should be marked on your calendar! 

Things to know:

This event is absolutely FREE, including free parking, activities, water and performances.

This is a zero waste event, please bring your own reusable items and help make a difference. 

We welcome you to pack a picnic and make this a family day out. Water stations and healthy affordable food options will be available from 11am.

This event is brought to you by the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust and supported by Auckland Council, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Howick Local Board, Papakura Local Board, Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board, Franklin Local Board, Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Manurewa Local Board and over 30 environmental partners from around New Zealand.

For more information please event organiser Barbara Carney on 09 269 4080 or

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