Based at Auckland Botanic Gardens, the Eye on Nature Whānau Day is open to all Aucklander’s and presents a myriad of interactions and activities to entertain and educate young minds. 

This year the free Whānau Day is on Saturday 27 March 2021 and presents a myriad of events and activities to entertain and educate whānau . The aim of the Whānau Day is to wrap up the learning of the School Days and engage parents and the wider community through an interactive trail, games, performances, a photo exhibition and healthy food options.


NZ has a unique biodiversity – let’s look after it!  We all need to look to the future and learn how we can help our wonderful native flora and fauna, by protecting the most precious resource that enables them to flourish. The theme for 2021 is; mai nga maunga ki te moana, ko te wai te oranga, from the mountains to the sea, WATER IS LIFE.  

Environmental organisations from around New Zealand are partnering with the Beautification Trust to host this event, with support from the six Auckland Southern Local Boards and Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Where: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa, Auckland (Entry via Everglade Drive).

When: Saturday 27 March 2021

Timings: 10AM – 4PM

5 Items to bring to the Family Day to get the most out of it:

1. Drink bottle - stay hydrated and go in the draw to win one of our awesome prizes 2. Reuseable bag - to take away all your crafts and giveaways 3. A ZERO WASTE picnic - make it a family day out and challenge yourself to leave nothing behind but footprints 4. Note pad - to write down all the fantastic things you learn or need to reflect on 5. Your family and friends - the Eye on Nature journey is always better when shared

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