Brook Valley Waimarama Sanctuary

A great place to see native New Zealand birds on this short walk through one of Nelson's best kept walks.

Situated at the end of the Brook Valley Road (through the Brook Valley Holiday Park) is the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary’s Visitor Centre is open: Summer hours – daily 10am – 4pm
Winter hours – weekends 10am – 4pm which has information about the local wildlife and an interesting model of the surrounding hills.


From the visitor centre is a very pretty 45 minute return walk through the forest past the historic 19th Century waterworks.

There is a potential swimming hole just below the dam if the weather is warm enough. As the Trust is working towards a preditor free environment, there is an abundance of bird life in the area.



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