Want your class to experience outdoor learning about nature and the enviroment? Our Nature Education Centre has been designed to cater for preschool, school and community groups. You’ll enjoy a great learning environment no matter the weather. Check out our facilities below:

Inside facilities

  • An enclosed workshop/classroom (12m x 12m) - suitable for messy activities such as potting up seedlings
  • Environmental Resources designed to cater for a range of ages and learning levels
  • Murals - depicting local Southland scenes
  • Tables, chairs, projector screen, whiteboard
  • Toilet, water, zip electricity

Outside facilities

  • Nursery - growing native plants
  • Vegetable gardens, fruit and nut orchard areas
  • Native plant restoration area, ponds and mature native forest
  • Gravel track


You’ll find parking for cars and buses located at the entrance to 183 Grant Road. Follow the path through our orchard and vegetable garden area to the nursery and Nature Education Centre. See Map