We are following the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System). Here you’ll find everything you need to know about planning your visit.

We are currently in Red

Visitors CentreFor entering the Shorebird Centre:
– Vaccine Pass required
– Wear a face covering
– Scan in
– Limit 15 people  

If we reach our maximum capacity in the centre or have an event/course we may need to close temporarily or have restricted access to some areas.  
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

AccommodationFor staying in our accommodation:
– Vaccine Pass required
– Wear a face covering
– Scan in each time you return  

We will only have one group per room for our bunk rooms.
Scan in every time you return to the centre.
Only overnight guests and staff will have access to the kitchen facilities.  

TrailsWe welcome everyone to enjoy the outdoors spaces and trails on the Reserve and ask you to please
– Scan in

HidesFor entering our bird hides:
– Vaccine Pass required
– Wear a face covering
– Scan in  
– Maximum capacity inside

ScopesFor sharing scopes with our Shoreguide:
– Vaccine Pass required
– Wear a face covering
– Scan in

Vaccine Passes

All visitors to the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre over 12 years are required to present their Vaccination Pass on entry to the Shorebird Centre.

By adopting the COVID-19 Protection Framework and the requirement for COVID-19 Vaccination Passes, we will be able to stay open, continue our mahi to educate visitors about the shorebirds and their habitats, raise awareness to the conservation issues they face and share the wonderful taonga of the Shorebird Coast.

The Health and Safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority. The Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust sets high standards based on the latest research and the protection of native species and we reflect these standards in the protection of our people.

You will be able to visit our Shorebird Centre knowing it is a safe space for you and your whānau to experience and enjoy.


Why do we have to get a vaccination?

Getting vaccinated means that you are far less likely to get really sick and have to go to hospital if you catch COVID-19. You are also less likely to pass COVID-19 on to other people.

For more information, please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/get-the-facts-about-covid-19-vaccination/covid-19-vaccination-your-questions-answered/

I’m a member without a vaccine pass. What can I do?

If you have been vaccinated or have an exemption, please visit https://www.health.govt.nz/ to get your vaccine pass.

You are an important part of our whānau, and this doesn’t change if you have chosen not to be vaccinated, though you will be unable to enter the Shorebird Centre. Your support has enabled us to carry out important research which has increased our knowledge of shorebirds, their habits and habitats and advocate on their behalf. We appreciate your continued support during this time. If you have any questions around your membership, please contact us at admin@shorebirds.org.nz and we will be happy to help.

Can I still access the trail without a Vaccine Pass?

Yes, you will still be able to walk the trail and visit the hides without a COVID-19 Vaccine Pass. You can park at either the Centre or the Robert Findlay Reserve carpark and walk the trails between but you won’t be able to enter the Bird Hides, Shorebird Centre or its bathrooms.

Will you still run Events and Courses?

Courses and events are a highlight of our calendar and we would be disappointed to cancel any, but they will need to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Many of our courses and events involve large numbers of participants or close settings that could pose risks. We will keep participants and our calendar updated with any changes or requirements.

You can find out more about the Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) here https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/covid-19-protection-framework/

As Government advice changes we expect that these guidelines will also change so please check back.

Kia kaha everyone. These are unprecedented times so please keep yourselves, whānau and friends safe and be kind to everyone in our communities facing it with us.

Nga mihi nui,

– The Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre Team