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Beautiful Bay in May

Head out and connect with nature!

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?

Beautiful Bay in May Activity Sheet

Bay in May Activity Sheet ShotDownload 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!

Beautiful Bay in May Activity Sheet - Colour

Beautiful Bay in May Activity Sheet - Black & White

Extra info, top tips and suggested local hotspots for your adventures this May!

Win an Epic Family Adventure Prize Pack!

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!

 

Why is Biodiversity Important?

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.

  • 75% of native vegetation lost to land clearance
  • Only 2% of local wetlands remain
  • Several native plants, birds, lizards, frogs, freshwater fish have been lost

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.

Learn more about our local biodiversity and how you can get involved

Belinda Sleight

Belinda Sleight

“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.

Family Adventure Prize Pack Terms & Conditions

  1. Any shared social media content of participants engaging in one of the 31 Beautiful Bay in May activities, tagging #bayinmay, between the 1st to 31st of May 2022 will enter the draw.
  2. Social media posts tagging #bayinmay must be posted by 11.59pm (NZST) on 31st May 2022 to be eligible for the prize draw.
  3. Appropriate entries will be identified and participants’ social media user names will be put in the random draw to win one Epic Family Adventure Prize Pack.
  4. Winners will be contacted via social media before 30th June 2022.
  5. Prizes cannot be swapped or changed.
  6. The Beautiful Bay in May Epic Family Adventure Prize Pack contains a range of prizes from different organisations. The individual terms and conditions for each prize therefore may vary. The winner will need to check the specific conditions of prizes containing memberships and experiences with the relevant organisations. Organisations offering memberships or experiences as part of the prize pack are:

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm

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Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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