17 Apr 2017

Wild Dunedin Festival Fun 21-25 April. Nine Peninsula Events and Specials

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WILD DUNEDIN – OTAGO PENINSULA TRUST EVENTS.Friday 21 – Tuesday 25 April 2017

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An event for everyone to discover and celebrate Dunedin’s nature, from the high lands to the high seas (Ki uta ki tai). Wild Dunedin starts on Friday 21 April 2017 and goes until 25th April, Anzac Day public holiday during the school holidays.                                                                                                                                            

This event is:

  • a carnival to celebrate our wonderful wildlife
  • a way to raise understanding of our plants and animals
  • a platform to profile Dunedin groups working to protect our nature
  • a showcase of Dunedin’s wild heritage to NZ and the world

BLUE PENGUINS FAMILY SPECIAL – 21-25 April

Discover Korora, the little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat – scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows or feeding their young at Pilots Beach. Only 1 tour available each night so bookings are essential. Dress warmly as the tours are outdoors.

Tours depart 6/6.15pm Friday 21 April – Tuesday 25 April

Entry: $35 per family (2 adults & 3 children)

Depart from Royal Albatross Centre 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula

Ph: 03 4780 499 reservations@albatross.org.nz www.bluepenguins.co.nz

ROYAL ALBATROSS EXPRESS TOURS 21/25 April

Join us at the tip of the Otago Peninsula for a special 30min express tour to see our Albatross chicks. As well, enjoy fun-filled activities for the kids.

Friday 21 April – Tuesday 25 April

11am – 3pm

Entry: $15 Adult $3 Child (child 5-12yrs)

Reservations essential as tour numbers are limited.

Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula

Ph: (03) 478 0499 reservations@albatross.org.nz www.albatross.org.nz

PESKY PESTS HUNT AT GLENFALLOCH GARDEN 21 April /Pestival

Friday 21st April

Discover pesky pests! Some animals and plants are nasty threats to our native wildlife and bush. Armed with your map, find pesky pests hiding in the beautiful Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, identify them and return your sheet to receive your sweet treat.

10.00am – 12pm Friday 21 April

All day Menu available in the Restaurant –bookings (03) 476 1006.

Entry: $3 per child or $10 for 4 children.  Please bring cash. No bookings required.

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, 430 Portobello Rd, Otago Peninsula

Ph: (03) 476 1775 or e-mail: info@otagopeninsulatrust.co.nz www.glenfalloch.co.nz

WILD GREEN RIDE 21-25 April

Take a ride on the wild side on Glenfalloch’s green bikes. Cycle beautiful Otago Peninsula, spot shoreside birds on our list and enter a prize draw. Bookings essential 476 1775 or 476 1006 www.glenfalloch.org.nz

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, 430 Portobello Road, Otago Peninsula

Fri 21 April- Tuesday 25 April.

TRACKING BLUE PENGUINS PUKEKURA TALK Sun 23 April 4.30pm. Free

Find out about how to track a Blue Penguin and how microchips are going to help the management of the population at Pilots Beach. As part of the Otago Participatory Science Platform there will be opportunities for the community, including schools, to be involved so come and find out more.

The talk / discussion at the Royal Albatross Centre will be followed with an opportunity to join the Blue Penguin Tour at Pilot’s Beach.

Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula www.bluepenguins.co.nz

WILD DINING AT GLENFALLOCH Saturday 22 April . 5pm – 10pm

Tantalise your tastebuds with a “Trust the Chef’ wild food dinner in Glenfalloch’s garden setting. Hannes Bareiter, creative chef extraordinaire, showcases inspired dishes using local wild produce.

Five Courses $69 Bookings essential 476 1006

Glenfalloch Restaurant, 430 Portobello Road, Otago Peninsula www.glenfalloch.org.nz

BLUE PENGUINS PUKEKURA EXHIBIT 21-25 April

Friday 21 April – Tuesday 25 April

Visit the Royal Albatross Centre exhibit to learn how you can get involved with the penguin monitoring and research programme in 2017

Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula

Free. 10.15am – Dusk www.bluepenguins.co.nz

OTAGO PENINSULA TRUST 50TH EXHIBITION – GOLDEN PENINSULA GUARDIANS

Learn of Otago Peninsula Trust’s pioneering ecotourism ventures and 50 years of preserving and enhancing the flora and fauna on Otago Peninsula for everyone to enjoy.

Free. On Daily 21 April – 25 April 10.15am-Dusk. Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harrington Point Road, Otago Peninsula www.otagopeninsulatrust.co.nz

OTAGO PENINSULA PHOTO CONTEST 1-30 April 2017

Get out into the wild and capture Otago Peninsula’s magic moments.

The Otago Peninsula Photo Contest offers people the chance to celebrate the beauty of the Otago Peninsula’s unique wildlife, scenery and people. From flittery fantails and gorgeous gardens at Glenfalloch to the awesome albatross and pattering penguins at Pukekura the peninsula offers many unique opportunities to thrill wildlife watchers and allow them to catch those amazing images to share with others. #OPT50Pix

Contest entries are hosted by the Royal Albatross Centre as part of Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises. Otago Peninsula Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary of preserving and enhancing Otago Peninsula in 2017. Partners include Blue Penguins Pukekura and Glenfalloch Garden. Three of the contest locations are at Pukekura, which reflects the diverse opportunities provided for wildlife and scenic photography.

Entries are open to everyone. Photos can be taken on any sort of camera – from smartphones to professional DSLR cameras. The contest runs from 1-30 April with winners displayed at Royal Albatross Centre in May and the Otago Peninsula Trust Golden 50th Glenfalloch Gala in October.

Categories are defined by five locations including; the area around Glenfalloch Garden, the viewing platform at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head, Pilots Beach Reserve, the Royal Albatross Centre Observatory and all of the Otago Peninsula.

The Supreme Winner will be selected by a judge who is a locally renowned photographer. The category winners will be chosen by the public voting on Otago Peninsula Trust’s online and social media platforms.

All entries must represent the subjects as authentically as possible, free from excessive digital manipulation, with honesty in captioning and total regard for the welfare of the animals, plants and environment of Otago Peninsula.

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