Bat Evening with Owhango Alive - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Owhango Domain and Pavillion | 14 Jan 22

Join Owhango Alive for an educational evening about bats and other local wildlife.

The evening will begin with a barbeque and a showing of the documentary Battling Extinction at the Owhango Pavillion and hall. As dusk approaches, we will head out to Ohinetonga Scenic reserve with bat detectors to see if we can catch a glimpse of these rare creatures which were recently confirmed to be present in the area.

Following sunset, we will do a short walk with head torches around the Ohinetonga reserve –and see if we can spot some bioluminescent fungi and nighttime creatures such as eels. Suitable for families; bring good walking shoes and a head torch.

Trip Length: 3-4 hours

Minimum Age: 7. Kids must be accompanied by an adult

Maximum Participants: 30

Meeting Place: Owhango Domain and Pavillion

Transport: Own transport required

Cost: Koha to support Owhango Alive


  • Outdoor clothing

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Gloves

  • Headtorch

Please note: the Trip Leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.

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