Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Sights

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

  • 600 Blueskin Rd. Map It
  • Waitati
  • Forest

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

A 30-minute drive northeast of Dunedin is a 307-hectare forest where native plants and wildlife live their lives in relative safety surrounded by an 8.7-km pest-proof fence. Much of New Zealand wildlife is threatened by pests and predators introduced into the country before settlers knew any better. Orokonui is unique because it's the only mainland ecosanctuary in New Zealand's South Island. The park offers good walking tracks, informative displays, a café, and souvenir shop. Parents, grab a "Kiwi Ranger" booklet from the front desk, which lists lots of activities to keep the kids amused during the day; if they complete the tasks, they earn a "Kiwi Ranger" badge.

Sight Information

Address:

600 Blueskin Rd., Waitati, Otago, 9059, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$16
  • Daily 9:30–4:30

Published 07/22/2015

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