@ Earthlore Insect Theme Park


Group Visits

We are an ideal choice for garden clubs and special interest groups. In addition to insect conservation, we provide inspiration and advice on gardening to attract wildlife, insects and birds. This includes personal tours through our Bug City gardens and Food Forest areas.


School Visits:

We cater for school pupils of all ages including pre-school Here is in an example of some activity’s children can enjoy:


Bug City


Inspector-Insector will lead a tour of Bug City - a ½ acre garden built especially for insects with lots of rocks (with letterboxes) for children to lift up and look under; there are the flats, with different habitats to poke around in, plus a number of display insects to see, and the Queen Bee of Bug City (a puppet) will be sitting on her throne.


Bug Frisbee


We have a nine target Frisbee course with Frisbees made of sponge rubber. There are score-sheets, but little people can just throw to one target if desired.


Gypsy Caravan


There is a full sized Gypsy caravan on site with Gypsy clothes for dress ups and photo opportunities.




We have two donkeys (Dolly and Marama), who are very fond of attention. The tour includes an introduction to the donkeys plus we have black sheep, Chinese geese and an alpaca to look at. POA per child - Teachers parents and/or supervisors free of charge. There is no limit on the number of adult free entries as we prefer to have plenty of supervision.


OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10:00am to 4:00pm




10:00am to 4:00pm


Gordon and Janine Thompson

129 Hinahina Road, Owaka

(Only a few minutes from Owaka township on the road to Jack’s Bay)


phone: 03 415 8455 mobile: 027 385 3182 email: earthlore3@gmail.com