POINT BUSH ECOSANCTUARY
POINT BUSH ECOSANCTUARY
POINT BUSH ECOSANCTUARY
POINT BUSH ECOSANCTUARY
POINT BUSH ECOSANCTUARY

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be aware Hunters (with permission) will be active across the entire property to night shoot Wallaby on the POINT BUSH hill bloc - these hunters will be active FROM MONDAY 1ST JUNE 2020 until FURTHER NOTICE

​Point Bush Ecosanctuary is a unique haven


A conservation project to allow our native birdlife and flora to flourish in South Canterbury, New Zealand. The 90-hectare forest is home to wild kererū, pīwakawaka, tūī and kārearea, who are now frequently seen at Point Bush as native forest has been protected and enhanced over the past 30 years. 

Our vision for the future is to create a predator-proof fenced Ecosanctuary, with a goal of securing the area for more native bird species to make their home here and to regenerate more of the land into native forest. Point Bush Ecosanctuary is a community trust, with free public access at all times throughout the year.

When you visit you can make use of our extensive public walking and mountain biking trails. We are a non-profit and all donations and proceeds go directly back into our conservation projects! Over the coming year our focus is to complete the Ecosanctuary predator-proof fence which will surround the 90-hectare forest completely.

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WAYS TO HELP!

Our Trust is currently seeking donations to assist with the establishment of our predator proof fencing to enclose the 90Ha site. This will allow for predator species to be excluded from the site to allow our native bird population to continue to thrive, while also removing pest animal species that graze upon our native trees and plants. Once the predator proof fence is completed we will be able to commence our native tree planting programme across the site.

Our 250 year vision involves many further environmental developments and initiatives as the Ecosanctuary grows - donations will go towards projects on site such as:
  • Information and Educational signage - including native flora and fauna species
  • Visitor Centre community events, workshops and talks
  • Track signage
  • Walkways and cycleways track maintenance 
  • Pest animal control and predator control/monitoring
  • Pest plant control
  • Visitor facilitiesCommunity educational programmes
  • High School and Primary School liaison and programmes



We are nearly there! The predator proof fence requires $180,000 to construct and we have $40,000 left to fundraise for this important part of the Ecosanctuary project. This fence will exclude predators on our native birdlife such as possum, rats, stoats, cats & mice - while also excluding grazing pests such as wallaby, rabbits & pigs

MAKE A DONATION

Our donations are made through our GIVEALITTLE page - you can select the financial contribution you would like to make! If you would like to make a donation as a TŌTARA DONOR, KAHIKATEA DONOR or HOROEKA DONOR please contact us after making your donation of the corresponding amount via Givealittle on pointbushecosanctuary@gmail.com or alternatively you can contact our Trust Secretary Ann Dennison on +6421576868 to discuss your donation!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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HOW TO GET HERE

We’re on Point Bush Road in the foothills above Waimate, South Canterbury - the lower part of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We’re 50kms north of Oamaru and 45kms south of Timaru.
It’s about 2 hours to drive north from Dunedin, about 2.5 hours heading south from Christchurch, or a little less than an hour from Kurow.


READ OUR BLOG "POINT BUSH BIOME"

FENCE UPDATE - MOUNTAINBIKE TRACK TEMPORARY CLOSURE

November 24, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE
PLEASE NOTE A DIGGER AND FENCING CONTRACTORS HAVE COMMENCED PUTTING IN THE PREDATOR FENCE AROUND THE ECOSANCTUARY PERIMETER.THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ALONG CENTREWOOD PARK ROAD.MOUNTAIN BIKERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THE MTB TRACKS Wriggly Beast, Rosewood Loop Filthy AnimalThe Big Easy and Whit...
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