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Adventure Playground

A fast flying fox, an underground slide and a tram hung on pulleys are just a few of the things you will find here. There's a big swing and a swing for two! There's even a 'trampoline slide'. We've been told it is the "last proper playground in Marlborough". There's plenty to challenge the young and the 'young-at-heart


A 62 metre waterslide on site with water supply. Pure delight on a sunny day! Bring your togs, and a dash of liquid soap, and you're ready for a day of slip slide bliss.

Marlborough Lines Wetland development

The Pine Valley Outdoor Centre, in conjunction with Marlborough Lines, is proud to offer our visiting groups the opportunity to join in a wetland restoration project.

Seed Balls. Wetland volunteers can facilitate your group to make ‘seed balls’ using seeds eco-sourced from the wetland itself. Children will get the opportunity to mould seed balls out of clay. We will talk about how this offers protection to the seeds and allows them to germinate at just the right time to allow the best chance of survival. Our way of giving nature a wee helping hand! We’ll stash them in our back pockets and take them down the road to the wetland and send them soaring!

Your group can all choose a plant or two each to take down the road and plant in your own ‘grove’. A wetland volunteer will show you where to go and give the group a tree planting demonstration. Each ‘grove’ will be marked with a wooden sign so you can revisit for years to come. Become forever a part of our beautiful valley. 

 Mt Richmond Forest Park

The area provides plenty of opportunities for bushwalking, tramping, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, climbing, rock hounding, horse riding, trail biking and mountain biking as well as studying botany and wildlife.  Night hikes are illuminated by glow worms but not so much as to detract from the brilliant star gazing, and of course night hikes provide the best opportunity to see the wide variety of nocturnal native freshwater fish.

​Mt Richmond Forest Park stretches 100km along the rugged backbone of the Mt Richmond Range and includes all 5 species of beech in New Zealand, as well as the common podocarps; Rimu, Totara, Matai, Miro and Kahikatea.  Most of the smaller native forest birds find homes in the area including Bush Robins, Grey Warbler, Fantail, Bellbird, Tomtit, Rifleman and Silvereye.  Tui, Weka and Kereru are also common.  The streams in the area support a large number of freshwater fish including native species as well as the elusive Trout.


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