The Travis Wetland Trust was formed in 1992 and continues to work tirelessly for the protection of Christchurch’s largest freshwater wetland.

Travis Wetland volunteer Steve

Join us in celebrating the Travis Wetland Trust's 30th birthday and 25 years since the wildlife reserve was established with a community planting day.

In association with Trees for Canterbury, our big community plant-out for 2022 will be held in ANZAC Reserve. This is an important corridor for fish and birds, linking Ōruapaeroa Travis Wetland to the Ōtakaro/Avon River and the adjacent red zone.

Date: Saturday 17 September

Time: 10am to midday.

How to get there: From New Brighton Road, turn onto Brooker Avenue, then turn right onto Corserland Street. Follow the signs to parking and the planting site. See the map below.


Join the Christchurch City Council and Travis Wetland Trust for their monthly working bees focusing on planting, weeding and maintenance. 

  • Third Saturday of every month, 9am to 12.30pm

Meet at the Travis Wetland car park, off Beach Road.

Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland is the last large freshwater wetland in Christchurch and an important habitat for native wetland plants and birds. It is also a living example of the power of community volunteering.

The Christchurch City Council and the Travis Wetland Trust(external link) jointly organise a number of planting days and working bees that you can get involved in.

What to bring

  • Clothing to suit the season, e.g. sun hat, warm clothing, raincoat
  • Sturdy footwear, boots or gumboots
  • Gardening gloves


For more information, contact John Skilton on 027 496 8935, or email Travis Wetland Trust on

Travis Wetland Trust

The Travis Wetland Trust formed in 1992 with the goal of preserving and developing Travis Wetland as a nature heritage park for the education and enjoyment of all.

To stay up to date with the Trust's many events and campaigns, you can sign up to become a member and receive regular newsletters.