Orokonui Eco Sanctuary

Dunedin

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is the flagship biodiversity project for the South Island where multiple species of plants and animals are protected from predators. A predator fence surrounds 307 hectares of Coastal Otago forest, pests have been removed, habitat enhanced with weed control and planting, and many rare and endangered species re-introduced. Our vision: A healthy, self-sustaining ecosystem, free of all introduced mammals and comprising indigenous species that are appropriate to the Orokonui forest, where people can enjoy a peaceful encounter with nature, and from which they may take recreation, refreshment, new knowledge, new skills and a new commitment to conservation.

Description

Come and explore our award-winning Visitor Centre and native New Zealand forest. Discover the home of some of the world’s most fascinating and rare wildlife.

Walk independently or with one of our knowledgeable guides (bookings required). Then relax over a coffee in our Horopito Café and enjoy one of the most stunning views in Dunedin.

Look forward to seeing you here… Team Orokonui

Please note that our our operating hours have changed: we are now open Saturday, Sunday, Monday only, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

We are sorry to say that Horopito Cafe will be closed for the foreseeable future, so please bring your own food and drink when you visit - you are welcome to picnic in the Visitor Centre or on the deck - both have incredible views!

Policy: Cancellations must be received and confirmed by Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff with 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee will apply. Guided tours will proceed rain or shine Orokonui Ecosanctuary reserves the right to cancel due to unsafe weather conditions.

Terms & Conditions: This is an outdoor walking tour which will depart rain or shine please ensure that you have comfortable walking shoes and that you are dressed suitably for the weather conditions. For safety reasons visitors must follow the instruction of the guide at all times.

Photography of our wildlife – in respect to the wildlife please do not use your flash Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Orokonui Ecosanctuary reserves the right to refuse visitors not meeting these conditions.

Tour Instructions: Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour. Once the tour has left the Visitor Centre you will be unable to join the group. This is an outdoors walking tour which will depart rain or shine please ensure that you have comfortable walking shoes and that you are dressed suitably for the weather conditions.

Visitor amenities:toilets coach parking interpretive visitor centre souvenir shop luggage storage disability access to facilities and 300m of tracks.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be received by fax or email and confirmed by Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff with 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee will apply.

600 Blueskin Road, Dunedin, New Zealand

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