In 2017 a deliberately lit fire roared through the Christchurch Adventure Park and surrounding areas wiping out homes and huge tracks of native and commercial forestry – altering our landscape and its operation significantly. In the Park logging operations removed all the burned and hazardous trees, and now the forest has since been completely replanted in radiata pine.
We support the Te Tapuwae o Rakau Trust whose aim is to re-plant over 10 million native trees on the Port Hills, which were destroyed in the fire. We kicked-off the fundraising drive by hosting the ‘Treemendous Dinner’, a fundraising dinner that raised enough money for the Trust to purchase approximately 1,200 native plants.
We encourage and regularly host corporate teams, schools and other community groups to participate in native tree planting in the park, and we grow our own fresh herbs and vegetables in our veggie patch for use when supply allows in our cafe.