Come and see some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and plants in the most protected forest in the South Island. Just 20 minutes north of Dunedin you can see kaka, takahe, tui, bellbirds, silvereye, brown creeper, fernbird, tomtit, fantail, kereru, grey warbler, rifleman, Otago skink, jewelled gecko and tuatara! If you're lucky you may also see kiwi, saddleback and robin.
A range of walking tracks through the beautiful native podocarp forest suits all abilities. Daily Guided Tours and Self-guided Walking are available. A wheelchair and stroller are also available.
See our Takahe. Feeding at 11am every day.
EVENTS: Speaker & Soup at the Cafe 11th & 28th August
Orokonui Fim Festival 16th & 23rd August
Click here to watch our Kaka & bellbird feeding station live.
Option 1 – Guided tours
1 hour or 2 hour guided walking tours with an expert and friendly guide, allowing visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the enchanting native New Zealand cloud forest.
Bookings are recommended for guided tours. All guided tour tickets include a complimentary unguided walking pass to allow guests to explore the Ecosanctuary at leisure.
Option 2 – Self-guided walking
Self-guided walking from 9.30am daily with final permits being issued at 3.30pm daily.
Entry into our Visitor Centre is free of charge.
All of the funds generated support the ongoing conservation work at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Contact us directly on +64 3 482 1755
Orokonui Ecosanctuary is an exceptional education resource providing a wealth of information for all levels from early childhood to tertiary, from enthusiastic amateurs to research students and our beautifully designed, spacious eco-classroom provides a versatile and dynamic learning environment.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or +64 3 482 1755 to discuss your education or research options.
Serving delicious delights overlooking the Ecosanctuary, Otago’s rugged Silver Peaks and the beautiful Waitati Valley. Call in for coffee and cake, lunch or a drink in one of Dunedin’s most scenic spots!
Open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm
(not open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day)
600 Blueskin Rd
Phone: +64 3 482 1755