Wellington Community Conservation Programme
Melrose, Wellington

Melrose, Wellington
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Departs from:
21b Manchester Terrace, Melrose, Wellington 6023. Follow the winding drive all the way to the top of the hill to find Truby King House
ph:+64 2187 8185 / +64 2177 4258
Departure time:
11:00am Friday

Wellington, voted the coolest little capital in the world is a thriving hub of arts, nature and culture. Help local community groups to restore New Zealand’s native biodiversity and improve habitat for threated species or learn how to grow and care for native plants in our nursery. Other days may be spent working in some of our beautiful coastal restoration sites while gaining an insight into Maori mythology and traditional use of native plants. No two days are ever the same!



Join us for a day insidethe world’s first fully fenced eco-sanctuary, home to over 40 different species of native birds (24 of which are found nowhere else in the world). There are also dozens of reptile species, rare ferns and old-growth forest, and thousands of weird and wonderful invertebrates.Our volunteers help to maintain the predator-proof fence and learn about the native flora and fauna it protects

Forest at the Heart of Wellington

Help us grow a forest on Mount Victoria, a beautiful hill overlooking the city. We are aiming to plant 65,000 trees here by 2021, to provide habitat for native wildlife such as the kÄkÄ. We’ve established a native plant nursery, where you’ll learn how to grow and care for eco-sourced seedlings that will be planted in the forest from May to September. In spring and summer we are seed collecting, managing the nursery, and maintaining the planting sites.

Wild Futures

New Zealand has some of the highest biodiversity in the world, and is home to many endemic species of plants, animals and fish. Through our Wild Futures programme we work to protect the threatened longfin eel, kaka, and little blue penguin by improving habitat and controlling pests


The historic Truby King House, perched at the top of a hill overlooking a surf beach and distant mountains, is your home in Wellington. Within walking distance of the southern coastline and local shops, it’s an easy bus ride to Wellington central. Our live-in caretaker will make sure you feel right at home. Food and transport to and from projects is included in this package.

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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