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Bruce Park - Kiwi Guardian Site

Kiwi Guardian site in the Rangitikei area

Long tailed bats, large native trees and fungi are some of the attractions at Bruce Park Toyota Kiwi Guardian site just south of Hunterville.

Getting kids more connected to nature with FREE family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites encourages them to engage with the outdoors and, ultimately, earn themselves a medal for their efforts.

Bruce Park is on Aldworth Rd, adjacent to State Highway One, which used to run through the park until the road was diverted around the area. With any luck you should be able to see bellbirds in the large stands of totara, rimu and kahikatea trees.

Kiwi Guardians at Bruce Park

Bruce Park Adventure Map - PDF 1688KB

There are 49 other sites nationwide with a variety of activities, wildlife to see and native fauna and flora to be discovered.

Toyota Kiwi Guardians is a joint initiative between the Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand.

The goal of the conservation programme is to turn Kiwi kids into guardians of the land and sea.

Families can get started on their Kiwi Guardians adventure by downloading the appropriate “treasure hunt” map from:

For further information, please contact John Coker, Account Director, Wright Communications, phone (09) 366 2453 or (021) 537 250

Aerial view of Bruce Park

Bruce park from above

Bruce park

Entrance to Bruce Park with toilets

Bruce park

The walk around Bruce Park is easy and in a figure eight so you can choose how long you want to walk for. Suitable for young children.