Learning through exploring

Matuku Link’s holiday programme gives your child the chance to learn all about New Zealand’s wetlands by exploring and interacting with the plants and annimals in the area.

Creating with nature

Each day gives children the opportunity be creative with natural and found materials.

Different themes each day

Each day has the same structure, but a different focus. Whether learning and exploring bugs, plants, birds, water, eels or predators, your child is sure to enjoy their day at Matuku Link!

School holidays with Matuku Link


Does your child love the outdoors? Does your child love learning and exploring native New Zealand animals, plants, and habitats? Does your child want to learn more about how to be a kaitiaki for our repo (wetlands)? Is your child aged 7-13? If yes, then Matuku Link’s holiday programme is the holiday programme for you!

Led by our experienced educator and our incredible volunteers, our holiday programme offers children the chance to explore and learn from and about our incredible wetlands. We keep our days flexible to allow children to follow their interests and discover more about the parts of wetlands that they are excited about. Activities include but are not limited to: scavenger hunts, hut building, eel feeding, insect and minibeast hunting, bird watching (with and without binoculars), water testing, macroinvertebrate identifying, harakeke weaving, nature crafting, kawakawa tea tasting, seed collecting and planting, and general exploring. Each day will be different, with plenty of areas to explore and learn about!

Each holiday programme day runs from 9am – 3pm at Matuku Link.

Our next holiday programme run from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January! Sign up to our newsletter or send us a message through our contact form below to keep updated about when bookings open.

Contact us for more information

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Contact us:

Secretary Annalily van den Broeke

021-2207136 or email us at hello@matukulink.org.nz

Physical address:

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, Auckland

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