Our 307-hectare native forest in Dunedin, on the east coast of the South Island, is the only Cloud Forest in New Zealand where indigenous plants and animals can live in the wild without threat from introduced pests. It is home to some of New Zealand's most fascinating and rare forest wildlife.
Visit us and explore the Ecosanctuary's protected habitat where you will experience a natural encounter with South Island forest wildlife in a cloud forest ecosystem. By visiting you will be supporting the preservation of biodiversity today and contributing towards a better tomorrow for our natural heritage. Daily Guided Tours, Self-guided Walking and After Dark Tours are available.
Nāu mai, haere mai.
Welcome to Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Please note we are closed on the 24th and 25th of December. From the Orokonui Ecosanctuary we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
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)
PO Box 6425
Phone: +64 3 482 1755