ROTOROA ISLAND: AN ARTS, HERITAGE AND CONSERVATION PARK
Rotoroa island will reopen Labour Weekend and is now pest free after essential conservation work this winter.
For over 100 years, Rotoroa Island has been 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 in the Hauraki Gulf's.
Come and explore the heart of the island's old community,
including the jail, chapel and cemetery. Visit the 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.
There are also three fabulous holiday homes for rent and hostel
The Rotoroa Island Trust, in partnership with Auckland Zoo, is
a wildlife sanctuary on Rotoroa. This is a world-leading
project that will see the introduction of over 40 species of native
animal to the island over the next decade.
Share the vision of the Rotoroa Island Trust and visit this