Whether you're a visitor or a local, this is one of the easiest ways to preserve Wānaka's native plants. There are water drums set up at various planting locations along the lakefront.
05/3/2024 - 30/4/2024

Te Kākano plant thousands of native plants in Wānaka every year and it is imperative to ensure that they thrive in the habitat restoration areas. Many hands make light work, so we encourage you to help with watering and plant maintenance whilst you’re out exploring our beautiful region.

Head out for a walk along the lakeside (try the Millennium Track!) and be sure to keep your eyes open for Te Kākano’s signage and giant drums of water located conveniently along the tracks edges.

The drums are full of water and have a bucket that you can use to water the plants in the surrounding area. Try to water the plants furthest away from the drum, as these are usually the ones that get the least amount of watering.

And, if you spot weeds growing around the plants as you water, Te Kākano asks that you pull them out, as they compete for water and nutrients with our precious natives.

Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust is a Wānaka community-based, non-profit plant nursery that raises plants of local origin for native habitat restoration.