Seed Gathering


SONY DSCEvery year we collect seed from the ancient giants the are such a feature of Waipoua. From these we grow new young seedling kauri trees to be planted in the areas of the landscape we are returning to kauri forest.

The collection process is aided by volunteer workers who have to climb these great trees to gather cones from their huge crowns, an experience that is both amazing and exhilarating.

We have been collecting since we were first established at the beginning of the millennium, and expect to be doing so at its end, and so our demand for volunteers is as endless as it is rewarding.

Contact us at for details if you are interested.