Queen's Park Restoration
Thorndon, Wellington

Thorndon, Wellington
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Meet at 9am on Wadestown Road opposite Wellington Waterworks, or get in touch to book a ride from Melrose or Wellington station
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Experience one of the oldest reserves in Wellington city, bordering the regenerating forest of Te Ahumairangi hill, Queens park is part native habitat restoration, part heritage site. The canopy contains some of the oldest oak trees in the city while the beautiful undergrowth of native forest grows beneath. We will be supporting the local community group with control of invasive plant pests that threaten to prevent our native plants from thriving.

The Thorndon Residents Association and a number of Thorndon and Wadestown residents have been working with the Wellington City Council towards rejuvenating Queens Park which, since its formation over 120 years ago, has become sadly neglected over the past couple of decades.

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots with good grip are essential, long sleeves, and long trousers. Ensure you pack warm clothes such as a beanie/hat, jumper and a rain jacket to protect you against wind and rain. Bring a full water bottle and snacks!

What we provide: fully trained team leader/s, gloves, tools and training.

Free transport to and from Wellington City centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).


Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz to register or sign up on our website. 

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email wellington@cvnz.org.nz