Find events happening in your area. Some regional events are part of national events such as World Wetlands Day.
Sunday 1 February 2015Come along and check out what the Kai Iwi Lakes have to offer. You'll get the chance to explore the lakes both above and below the water, with a huge range of activities happening all day.
Northland, regular training days or on requestPut your dog through Kiwi/bird aversion training and learn more about kiwi and the threat dogs are to them, especially in Northland.
Auckland, every Monday and Friday during the school term Visit some of the hidden treasures of the Rodney area by participating in this programme.
Monday 2 February 2015Walk along the western bank of the Waihou River that Forest and Bird have been restoring over the past 12 years. DOC staff will guide you, along with members of Forest and Bird.
1–31 January 2015The Kauaeranga Visitor Centre runs the summer Eco-Arts Festival in the Coromandel. Join in activities such as arts and craft, day walks, canyoning and talks about native animals.
Sunday 1 February 2015If you have 'green fingers' or just interested in doing something for wetlands, come along to the Tamahere Community Nursery and spend a couple of hours potting seedlings.
WaikatoPureora hunters gathered for the annual prize giving of the 2014 Pureora Forest Park Hunting Competition.
Congratulations to Fanny Le Duc.
This was a chance for locals to show local tracks and wildlife in the Rotorua area.
Central North Island, summer 2015 Showcasing, celebrating and acknowledging all things conservation, Mahi Aroha brings together the Central Plateau’s stunning natural and historical treasures in an exciting summer programme.
Sunday 1 February 2015Join the guided walk over a ridge track to David and Marie Russell's wetland property in Tarata. Listen to speakers, watch pest management demonstrations, take a bird watching tour and enjoy a barbecue lunch.
Sunday 1 February 2015Join a free event at Edwards Pit Park in Palmerston North to celebrate our wonderful urban wetland.
10.30 am, Sunday 1 February 2015Come see the wading birds of the Manawatu Estuary before they depart on their epic mission to the Arctic. Ornithologists will be on hand to identify and provide information about the birds.
Wairarapa, year roundTake a guided tour along an educational trap line and explain the reasoning, process and results of forest restoration. Available year-round.
January to March 2015Discover Marlborough’s and Kaikoura’s amazing natural areas with the Summer Explorer Programme. Grab your friends and family for some adventures with DOC and local clubs and organisations.
Saturday 21 January and Sunday 1 February 2015Join in the bioblitz to take as many photos as you can of living things in the Ōkārito area.
Sunday 1 February 2015Explore Lake Wahapo by kayak, followed by a tour of the kahikatea forest restoration site.
Sunday 1 February 2015Take a boat trip to explore New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland, the Ōkārito Lagoon.
Saturday 31 January 2015Join a DOC wetland expert and Ōkārito Nature Tours for a special guided kayak trip on Ōkārito Lagoon.
Saturday 31 January 2015Come along and help restore a natural unclogged waterway on the North of Lake Pearson. It's a vital spawning area for native galaxiid fish, and will improve breeding in these at risk species.
Friday 23 January 2015 The nightlife in the Eglinton Valley is amazing. Come and listen to bird calls from the forest over a BBQ tea as the day ends.
Saturday 7 March 2015 Enjoy a magic day out in the Murchison Mountains. Follow in the footsteps of Doc Orbell and see where takahē were rediscovered in 1948. .
Fiordland, dailyMake the most of this wonderful daily opportunity to join DOC rangers as they feed our beautiful takahē at Te Anau Wildlife Centre.
Saturday 31 January 2015Celebrate World Wetlands Day by exploring the Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust’s Rakatu Wetlands project.
Get out and walk to win!
Enter the 'Virtual Great Walker' competition, and your kids could win a fabulous trip to a real Great Walk, supported by Air New Zealand
See the events planned for World Wetlands Day in February 2015.
Conservation Week and other national events
For more information contact your local DOC office