Usually visits to Matuku Link are by appointment only, for working bees, events or education. But now our Annual Open Day is almost upon us! Celebrating World Wetland Day on the 25th of February,  from 10 am to 3 pm and we’re inviting everyone. If  you’ve been before, be prepared to see some big changes! And if you haven’t, you’ll be able to hear all about it with our guided walks.

Join us for a conservation festival-like atmostphere with stalls of other conservation organisations, guided walks, hands-on activities like bug spotting, bird banding and water quality testing. Groups like Forest & Bird, Auckland Zoo, Conservation Volunteers NZ, SeaWeek, Whitebait Connection, BirdsNewZealand, the Entomological Society and many more will provide info, freebies and fun. With local produce and our famous fundraising bbq and cake stall there, you’ll certainly have a jam packed day. See our eels gobble up their food, enjoy a leisurely walk on our new boardwalk and bridge or listen to the birdsong of fantails and tui. You might spot a kereru, and perhaps even spy on our resident pateke or the rare and elusive namesake Matuku (bittern) if you are extremely lucky.

Please join us for a day of wetland appreciation and fun(draising). New date, after we got washed away in the floods, we’re trying again on:

Saturday February 25th, 2023 – 10 am to 3 pm

World Wetland Festival

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga/Bethells, West Auckland. Ample parking. For more info: or 0212207136

Hope to see you there! – Annalily & the trustees

Images by our amazing volunteer photographer Stefan Marks