Owaka Tours


Earthlore provides fun, nature based activities for the whole family in our ten acre wildlife garden, in the heart of The Catlins. We also run a series of day and night time tours designed to help you give back to nature, so you will leave The Catlins a much better place than you found it.

Tours available:

- Nature at Night Tour: Listen for bats, see glow worms and take part in a citizen science project

- 5 Hour Give Back to Nature tour: help protect Catlins' wildlife on this tour, includes planting habitat to help conserve Yellow-eyed penguins

- Earthlore Tour: tour our wildlife gardens, food forest and native planting.

- Family Tour: Play mini frisbee golf, solve the insect murder mystery, watch the Flea Circus puppet show, meet the donkeys and check out our Gypsy caravan for lots of fun-fun-fun!

- Guardianship Workshop: become an Earthlore approved Wildlife Guardian

- Bat Tour: look and listen out for New Zealand's critically endangered Long-tailed Bats

Need accommodation? Book our new Pekapeka Tiny House. Unwind in an eco-friendly environment with an abundance of Tui, Bellbird, Kereru and other native birds.

Map & Directions

129 Hinahina Rd, RD 2, Owaka, South Otago, 9586, New Zealand