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
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. Read more about the interested in the natural and cultural history of the wetland.