Get out and about in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay between the 1-31 May with Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay and the National Aquarium of New Zealand!
We’ve teamed up and created 31 awesome activities to inspire you, your whānau and friends to get out in nature this autumn. It’s the perfect time to explore the nature all around us, from the birds in our backyards to local rivers, beaches and the clouds in the sky! Not only does being in nature improve your mood, but it is also good for your wellbeing, helps reduce blood pressure, stress levels and tension. It’s easy and it feels good - what more could you want?
Download the Beautiful Bay in May Activity Sheet, tick one activity off a day or do as many as you can at once - it’s entirely up to you. It’s about getting out, connecting with nature and having fun!
You don’t have to stop there either. There are so many ways you can be in and connect with nature - see what else you can find or do.
Take photo's and share your adventures on Facebook. Tag in Biodiversity Hawke's Bay and include #bayinmay in your post to go in the draw to win an amazing family adventure prize!
Take part in the Beautiful Bay in May campaign this month and be in to win an EPIC family adventure prize pack! We’ve had great support from some nature focused businesses across Hawke’s Bay. To enter simply take photos of you enjoying Beautiful Bay in May activities, share on Facebook and tag in Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay including #bayinmay to go in the draw. We can't wait to see you having fun! See below for terms & conditions.
Check out below to see what's included in this impressive giveaway that will help you get out and about in Hawke's Bay, long after May is over!
Gannet Safari Overland trip for a family of four! This incredible 4x4 safari experience takes you on a guided discovery tour to the top of Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony where you will encounter over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat. Trip to be taken between Sept 2022 – April 2023.More Info
Annual membership to Forest & Bird’s Kiwi Conservation Club | Hakuturi Toa (KCC) who connects Kiwi kids and their families to Aotearoa New Zealand’s amazing wildlife and wild places. You’ll get the quarterly Wild Things magazine and be involved in local conservation initiatives.More Info
Had fun doing Beautiful Bay in May? Why not get ideas for 99 more activities with Te Papa Press’s Nature Activity Book by Rachel Haydon. From experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness, this activity-packed book encourages children to relate to the natural world around them.More Info
Hawke’s Bay is absolutely beautiful, and also a unique part of New Zealand. It has a wide variety of living things, habitats and natural features that are often found nowhere else.
It is unacceptable that we are losing so many native species and ecosystems locally. Loss of this biodiversity (the huge variety and connections of life on Earth) is a massive concern locally, nationally, and globally as it is vital to our survival and the survival of our planet.
“The more we engage with nature and appreciate how good we feel when we are connected with our natural environment, the more we will work to protect and enhance what we have that makes Hawke’s Bay such a special place” - Belinda Sleight, Biodiversity Hawke's Bay community facilitator.
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