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Beautiful Bay in May

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. There are 11 awesome prizes in this impressive giveaway that will help you get out and about in Hawke’s Bay, long after May is over! Terms & conditions below.


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 2023 will enter the draw.
  2. Social media posts tagging #bayinmay must be posted by 11.59pm (NZST) on 31st May 2023 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 2023.
  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:
  • Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay
  • The National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • Kiwi Conservation Club
  • Gannet Safaris Overland
  • Tākaro Trails
  • Art Deco Trust
  • Napier Port
  • Arataki Honey

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

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


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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