Whakatane – Footsteps of Toi


Whakatane is a place full of culture, history, forests and amazing beaches. It’s also where many volunteers give their time to protect, restore and enhance the ‘taonga’ (treasures) of this special place.

Footsteps of Toi Kiwi Ranger is an opportunity to find out about local community conservation groups and learn about their restoration projects. It also highlights significant local cultural sites including Kapu Te Rangi – Toi’s Pa and Mataatua Wharenui.

Activities include…

The Whakatane Kiwi Trust has trademarked Whakatane as the ‘Kiwi Capital of the World’. Families will have the opportunity to step off the pavement into kiwi country to experience the sights and sounds of our native species in this beautiful environment.

Imagine being a kiwi during the daytime, but make it extra special and come back at night to listen to them or sometimes even catch a glimpse of one!

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Getting a booklet…

Pick up your Kiwi Ranger booklet at :

  • White Island Tours, 15 The Strand East, (0800 733 529)
  • Cheddar Valley Pottery, 1034 Wainui Road, Nukuhou, (ph312 4583).
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Getting your badge…

If you’re aged 6 and under do 5 activities, between 7 and 9 do 6 activities, and if you’re aged between 10 and 110 do 7! But don’t stop there – why not do them all!

Get your certificate signed and be awarded your Kiwi Ranger badge by taking your completed booklet back to White Island Tours, 15 The Strand East, or Cheddar Valley Pottery, 1034 Wainui Road, Nukuhou.

Or post your completed booklet to Nga Tapuwae O Toi/ Footsteps of Toi Kiwi Ranger, Whakatane Kiwi Trust, PO Box 186, Whakatane 3158 New Zealand and we will check your booklet and post out your badge.

Tell us what you’ll do!

The last activity asks what you’ll do when you get home that’s good for nature, people and your environment. Send us your ideas and feedback here!

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Handy information…

Find out more from the Department of Conservation about the area can be found here. You can also visit the Whakatane Council page to discover more about the Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkways.

Whakatane – Footsteps of Toi Kiwi Ranger Booklet
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Download a selection of activities (2MB)

Download the full booklet (6.5MB)

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