Whangārei Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary Special Package for Easter Weekend Grand Opening

Janette Vallance invites the public to enjoy their grand opening in style with activities planned over the Easter weekend. Photo / Michael Cunningham

An Easter egg hunt, face painting and giveaways are part of an action-packed program for visitors to Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary over the upcoming long weekend.

In honor of the sanctuary’s grand opening of its new and improved facility, park management will be celebrating in style and people of all ages are invited to get in on the action on Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend.

“Many guests have visited the lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs since our low-key opening in December last year, and we are delighted to see that the cats have adapted well to be in front of the public once again” , said Janette Vallance, operator of the establishment. mentioned.

“We are happy now to give them a little something extra to look at, and our visitors a little something extra to see by hosting a grand grand opening.”

On Saturday, she said visitors can expect music, sausage sizzle, food trucks and lots of prizes and giveaways.

Sunday would be all about the kids, with an Easter egg hunt, face painting, bouncy castle and other prizes and giveaways.

“There will be activities all day Saturday and Sunday for real kids, kids who are almost adults and for those who identify as adults. Spending time with the big cats at the grand opening will be the main activity in Whangārei. .”

The shrine will be closed on Good Friday while normal visits will resume on Easter Monday.

Normal entrance fees apply for Easter long weekend activities.

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The world’s fastest land animal is one of the attractions at Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo / Tania Whyte

Vallance said twilight tours and events have recently been introduced at the sanctuary and have proven popular with people who want to do something different to entertain their guests, partners or both.

The Saturday Night Twilight Tour gives you access to the park just before dark, you can see a meal of lions or tigers at night, then continue the torchlight tour past lionesses, tigers and the black leopard.

The sanctuary will welcome the young people of the Cub Club. It is an educational club for children from 5 to 14 years old on the fourth Sunday of each month.

It offers activities for young people interested in learning more about big cats. The Keeper For A Day (12-14) and Keeper Assistant (15-16) programs designed to operate during school holidays are also being launched.

Fees for assistant custodian are $350 and $400 for custodian for one day and includes food and beverages during the break.

Cub Club membership costs $96 for 12 months and can be purchased through book.bigcats.co.nz.

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