ASA Wright Nature Center

Photo Credit: © Shiram Rajagopalan CC BY

Established in 1967, the ASA Wright Nature Center is a non-profit eco-center dedicated to keeping the protected area in its natural state and study conservation. It is 1,200 feet in the mountains of the Northern Range, seven miles north of the town of Arima. This spot is particularly favored amongst birders for the 400 birds that nest here annually.

ASA Wright Nature Center takes up nearly 1,500 acres of forested land of a former plantation known for producing cocoa, coffee, and citrus.

With birding of special interest to most visitors at ASA Wright Nature Center, the center has created the Dunston Cave especially for the breeding of the nocturnal Oilbird. There are over 400 birds that nest throughout the property, as well as 97 mammals, 55 reptiles, 617 butterflies, 25 amphibians, and over 2,200 types of plants.


Situated in the vicinity of Port of Spain, north of Arima, ASA Wright Nature Center happily welcomes local customers and vacationers who are rooming in this area of Trinidad. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights. From this location, Chaguanas is to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to choose from in the community near this wildlife reservation. Cocos Hut Restaurant, which offers Caribbean meals, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Surf's Country Inn and KFC Broadway are some more nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At KFC Broadway you and your group may try a bite of American fare and enjoy the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like nature preserves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve and Yarra Forest Reserve; the first of which is 4.1 miles away from ASA Wright Nature Center. Other kinds of nearby activities include Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8), which is seven miles away the vicinity of Port of Spain. Also think about checking out Palladium Cinema, which is another attraction in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near ASA Wright Nature Center
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8) Other Activities/Excursions 7.2 mi. (12.9 km) SW 8.0 mi. Northeast of Chaguanas
Palladium Cinema Other Activities/Excursions 8.5 mi. (12.7 km) SW St. Augustine
Kay Donna Drive In Other Activities/Excursions 9.6 mi. (11.6 km) SW 7.2 mi. North of Chaguanas
Maracas Waterfall GeoFeature 9.9 mi. (13.6 km) W 8.5 mi. Northeast of Port of Spain

More Information


Advance reservations must be made for day visitors, who may check out the center between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the property take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and last for about 90 minutes.


Guests at ASA Wright Nature Center should be aware that littering, loud noises, and feeding the animals is not allowed. Only water is allowed on the trail, which should never be strayed from, and children under 12 must be properly supervised.

Wright Nature Center emphasizes that it is of great importance to email or call to confirm that you will be visiting the centre.


Visitors can expect to pay $10(USD) for adulte and $6(USD) for children between the ages of six and 12 to tour the ASA Wright Nature Center grounds.

Buffet styled lunch is between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at a cost of $24 USD from Monday to Saturday. This offer costs $34 USD on Sundays.

Location: Blanchisseuse Road, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad


(868) 667-4655




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