We Love Eels!

An amazing display of our favourite river omnivore – the long fin eel. See why we think this amazing eel is so special here in the Waipā! Get to know its lifecycle where mature eels swim all the way to Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean to lay their eggs. Then the elvers drift on the currents back to Aotearoa New Zealand to rivers where their parents grew up. An amazing lifecycle and journey to grow up in the Waipā rivers.

Enjoy activities like gauging how strong you are to pick up an 80 year old toy long fin eel! There are more activities for all the whānau to do and share their love of this very special eel by participating in a wall mural made up of lots of long fin eels!