top of page
Fish+Splash+the+Waves Hukuwai sign at Opotiki

Reef Building

Our flagship Sea Gardening Experience

Making modules for sea gardens

Indigenous Sea Gardens produced bountiful seafood for centuries by focussing on reciprocity and the common good.

See more at

Our guided land based workshop includes the introductory Sea Gardening tour, in depth Power Point presentation, reef module practical skill development and construction, all equipment and materials needed. Deployment is carried out by volunteers after concrete modules have cured. 

It also involves the development of a certain mindset that can be caught through a number of experiences we outline on our Ports of Call  pages, and by exploring our 'Blogs'. Any equipment required such as mountain bikes, kayaks, fishing rods are also included in the fee.

Overnight accommodation at the Wharf Hub is often available and included in your fee. It is a shared facilities experience which some see as an opportunity for meeting other similarly minded folk. But we accept this is not to everyone's taste, so staying locally and attending the workshop during the day is quite acceptable. Accommodation adjustment and alternatives can be made in your free quote.

As a precursory, backgrounding exploration of the  local Opotiki Community REAF Trust web site is encouraged. (Free) and its Facebook page 'communityreef'(also free).

A Certificate is later issued, crafted with your photo, module photo and deployed reef GPS location.

Fees for this guided three day voyage, including two nights accommodation at the Wharf Hub, (an adjustment can be made for accommodation elsewhere) two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners, refreshments (alcohol free) are around $2600 per person.

bottom of page