Free public tours of our dams in the Hūnua ranges

29/10/2019
Aerial shot of the Hunua dams
An aerial view of our Hūnua dams

Watercare is inviting Aucklanders to come and learn about the dams in the Hūnua ranges and see one of New Zealand's largest native forest planting projects.
 
Watercare staff will be giving a fascinating insight into how the five earth dams were constructed (1951-1977) and how they store and supply 60% of Auckland's water. You will also see one of New Zealand's largest reforestation projects, in which more than 300,000 native plants have been planted in an area once occupied by a pine forest.

 
When: Saturday 16 November, 2019
 
Where: Mini-bus tours depart and return from Clevedon School Hall, 13-17 North Rd, Clevedon.
 
Time: 1st tour: 9.00 am (returning to Clevedon School by 11.00 am), 2nd tour: 11.30 am (returning to Clevedon School by 1.30 pm).
 
Age limit: Children must be aged five years and over.  
 
Bookings are essential and are organised on a first come, first served basis. Please email: open.day@water.co.nz
 

A reasonable standard of fitness is required as the tour involves some walking.
 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departs. Remember to wear flat, enclosed shoes (no high heels or jandals). Please bring a raincoat/sun block and a drink bottle.