Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust oversees the Tui Nature Reserve Biodiversity project, which was started in 1994 with the aim of restoring the natural heritage of the Otohutu Peninsula in the Waitata Reach, Outer Pelorus, Marlborough Sounds.This award winning project is well on its way to being successful in the restoration of the native habitat and its wildlife, the breeding of captive native species for release and the planned re-introduction of species formerly present, such as the South Island Robin. This has been made possible with the help of many volunteers from all over the world.The Trust has developed educational programmes for young people to encourage the awareness of environmental matters. Read More
Tui Nature Reserve is just one of those places you've got to see with your own eyes. Winners of the Marlborough 'Supreme Environment Award' in 2010, this showcase conservation project welcomes you to experience the unique sights and sounds of the lush forest that New Zealand is so famous for.Join us on our guided eco boat tour, giving you the opportunity to see the majestic coves, waterways and marine wildlife of the Pelorus in the Marlborough Sounds.This will include a visit to Tui Nature Reserve. Immerse yourself in native New Zealand with bird song, outstanding ocean views, and an introduction to the native breeding for release programme.Read More
Tui Nature Reserve is 42 hectares of mature and regenerating native bush, located in the Outer Pelorus of the Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island. Thirty-eight hectares are legally protected as part of the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, ensuring preservation for generations to come. As part of a peninsula with no road access, the reserve will in time become one of New Zealand's few 'mainland island' sanctuaries.
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Your hosts Brian, Ellen, Leona, Liam, & Esmae Plaisier
What's happening at the reserve ? . . . Thursday, 7 May 2015 - We had our first 17 Giant Wetas released on a nearby island in the Marlborough Sounds ... read blog update
Tui Nature Reserve breeding for release programme. Yellow Crowned Kakariki that have been caught on Long Island will be bred for sanctuaries in the top of the South Island, like project Janszoon in the Abel Tasman.
Winners of the Marlborough Environment Award 2009/2010
Phone: +64 (0)27 4483447Private Bag 65023 Havelock 7150 Marlborough