The October date of last year was just the postponed version from March 2020, so we’re back in the correct season – please join us on

Saturday 27th of March for the VIP Kayak Day!

Our biggest fundraiser and day of public engagement of the year, a two hour paddle along the Waitakere River. The navigable part of Waitākere River is accessible only from private land and on this one day, access will be allowed. Limited tickets available for only $60 each, all gear (kayaks, paddles, life vests etc) and training provided. Suggested minimum age is 12 years. Bring cash for the bbq, home baking, locally roasted coffee and drinks afterwards.

A huge success last year, we’re repeating this once-a-year opportunity to of a one-off paddle to raise funds for Matuku Link, our conservation and education project in Bethells/Te Henga, restoring the wetland with plants from our own nursery, protecting the wildlife and rebuilding an old barn into a Wetland Education Centre. The Waitakere River flows through Matuku Link and into the unique Te Henga wetland.

Please book for your preferred slot (9 am, 11 am or 3 pm) on the website here or just click on the tab on the righthand corner: “Support us”. 


Hope to see you there! – Annalily & the trustees

All images by our voluntary professional photographer Stefan Marks – thank you!