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Education at the arboretum

It is exciting to see so many children coming through the park. We’ve hosted almost 1800 children through the park in education based programmes this year.


This is a significant improvement and is the result of more focus, better educational offerings and opportunities, and getting to schools at the right time.


We have a great relationship with Tairawhiti Museum who assist us in working with schools and continue to develop new programmes for delivery at Eastwoodhill. The arboretum is a great location for their Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) work.


We have recently added a new rogaine course to the various orienteering and discovery courses. This ensures those children who have already done the course will enjoy further challenges