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ROTOROA ISLAND: AN ARTS, HERITAGE AND CONSERVATION PARK

Come and explore this special island in the Hauraki Gulf.

For over 100 years, Rotoroa Island was an island apart, off-limits to all but a few souls isolated there for alcohol and drug rehabilitation in the care of the Salvation Army. Today, Rotoroa is accessible to everyone as an arts, heritage and conservation estate.

Visit the island's award-winning museum and exhibition centre and its display on Rotoroa's fascinating history. Swim or picnic at one of four beautiful sandy beaches, explore walking trails among regenerating bush or stroll to the Chris Booth sculpture on the island's southern headland. Explore heritage buildings including the original school house and jail. There are also three fabulous holiday homes for rent and shared hostel accommodation.

The Rotoroa Island Trust, in partnership with Auckland Zoo, is also establishing a wildlife sanctuary on Rotoroa. This is a world-leading project that will see the introduction of over 20 species of native animal to the island over the next decade.

Share the vision of the Rotoroa Island Trust and visit this special island.

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Rotoroa Island is just
over an hour
by ferry from
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Auckland.

 

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