LOCATION: Native to New Zealand and Australia, found throughout Te Mata Park.
BEHAVIOUR: Orbweb spiders create circular webs, which is where their name is derived from. They prey on flying insects that are caught in the web, wrapping them in silk to reduce their struggling and then eating at leisure.
DESCRIPTION: Size and colour pattern are variable.
Haere mai | Welcome to Te Mata Park and its famous peak, one of the most loved and visited places in Hawke’s Bay.
Gifted in perpetuity to the community in 1927 and managed by a small group of volunteer trustees, with appreciated help from local councils and the community, the Park is a cultural, historical and recreational treasure.
Four times winner of the presitigous international environmental award.