Field Centre

students sitting outside building

The EcoQuest field centre is one hour's drive south of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand and indeed in Polynesia. The centre is situated on three acres of seaside property on the western shore of Tikapa Moana the Firth of Thames, in the settlement of Whakatiwai, nearly three kilometres north of Kaiaua. This rural-coastal location is at the centre of a range of ecological, commercial, recreational and cultural landscapes and activities.