The Travis Wetland Trust was formed in 1992 and continues to work tirelessly for the protection of Christchurch’s largest freshwater wetland.

Group of volunteersŌruapaeroa/Travis Wetland is the last large freshwater wetland in Christchurch - an important habitat for native wetland plants and birds - and a living example of the power of community volunteering.


World Wetlands Day - 10am, Saturday 2 February

Meet outside the Travis Wetland Education Centre

Celebrate World Wetlands Day with a guided walk to the rapidly expanding native forest at the Southern end of the the wetland. This will be a gentle introduction to the site where much of the Trust's planting work has occurred over the past decade. A BBQ will follow.

Gumboots are advised as it can be very wet in places but if you don't have any, there will be some spares available.

Find out more information from the Travis Wetland Trust.(external link)


Working bees - third Saturday of every month

Contact Council Ranger John Skilton on 027 4968 935 for more information.

Where to go

Meet at the Travis Wetland car park on Beach Road.

What to bring

  • Clothing to suit the season e.g. sun hat, warm clothing raincoat
  • Sturdy footwear, boots or gumboots
  • Gardening gloves

Dates and times

Date Time What
Third Saturday of every month 9am to 12.30pm Regular working bee
Saturday 15 June 2019 10am to 12noon Public planting day
Saturday 21 September 2019 10am to 12noon Trees for Canterbury public planting day