Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Sights

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

  • 600 Blueskin Rd. Map It
  • Waitati
  • Forest

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

A 30-minute drive northeast of Dunedin is a 759-acre forest where native plants and wildlife thrive in relative safety surrounded by an 8.7-km (5-mile) pest-proof fence. This is necessary because much of New Zealand wildlife is threatened by pests and predators introduced into the country before settlers knew any better, and Orokonui is unique because it's the only mainland ecosanctuary on the 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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Phone:

03-482–1755

Sight Details:

  • Self-guided NZ$16, guided NZ$30

Published 08/30/2016

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