Key Native Ecosystems - Dune Restoration
South Coast, Wellington

South Coast, Wellington
Departs from:
Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30 or meet us on site at 9am - get in touch for directions.
Departure time:

Join us for a day of coastal conservation as we remove weed species along Wellington's south coast, such as karo and osteospermum, before they produce seeds and spread. This is one of our most popular projects- book a spot before they fill up!

Coastal dunes are home to a range of native animals, including 4 species of native lizard: common gecko, the common skink, the spotted skink, and the copper skink. The katipo spider was once widespread in coastal dunes along the Wellington coastline but is now a nationally threatened species.

Dunelands close to settlements are vulnerable to colonisation by invasive weeds which de-stabilise the sand, and displace native species such as pïngao and spinifex/kawhangatara. 

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, hat and waterproof jacket essential. Layering and wearing a beanie is a good way to stay warm. Bring a reusable water bottle and some food.

What we provide: all tools and gloves provided as well as training and an experienced team leader. Free transport available from the Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30am - bookings essential. Alternatively meet our team on site at 9am - project locations will be confirmed via email. Finish time varies but is usually around 3pm.

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He rau ringa e oti ai - by many hands the task is completed.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email