Come and see some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and plants in the largest 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, Self-guided Walking and After Dark Tours are available. A wheelchair and stroller are also available.
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Please note that the cafe is closed over the winter until 22 August. Self service tea, coffee and slices are available until then.
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 email@example.com
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)
PO Box 6425
Phone: +64 3 482 1755