Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust has a range of publications available for downloading including our Reserve Management Plan, Strategic Plan 2015 - 25, Tutaepatu Lagoon Restoration Plan and park brochure.  Please contact the office if you require any further information.


The Trust also has a range of environmental education lesson plans. The content is available for reuse and redistribution under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0. Please reference Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust, Note © Peter Langlands Wild Capture research & photography all fauna photos.


Hard copies of the Tūhaitara Coastal Park Field Guide are available from the Trust Office or WDC Kaiapoi Service Centre, cost $20. Original oil pencil art is available from


Additionally, the Trust has under graduate and post graduate resources. These can be sourced by contacting the Trust office.

Research Papers

Byrnes,S. (2011) Communicating Environmental Sustainability. Arts395 Internship Project. University of Canterbury

Chalis,L. (2012) Restoration Options for Saltwater Creek. B.E Project. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Whitelaw,S. (2011) The Vulnerability of Tūhaitara Coastal Park to Rising Sea Levels. Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management Thesis. Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

University of Canterbury MGMT223 projects 2017

University of Canterbury MGMT223 projects 2018

Lelieveld,B. Herlihy,D. Baker,M. Rowe,R. Thomas,R (2018) An investigation into Sand Dune Variation and Stability at Tūhaitara Coastal Park. University of Canterbury


July 27th:                Volunteer planting day                                                  Tūtaepatu Trail 


September 27th:  Settlement Day Planting                                                Kaitiritiri Ridge 1000 trees

October 5th:         Breeze Walking Festival.                                               “Forest Awakens” Guided Walk.


October 8th:         Breeze Walking Festival.   

                               “Wookie Walk” Child-friendly

November 10th:  Open Day

March 2020          Seaweek Mountain bike ride



1 Woodend Beach Road


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Tūhaitara Coastal Park

2013 Best Coastal Dune Restoration Project

Peter Langlands Wild Capture research & photography © fauna photographs

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