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ROTOROA ISLAND: AN ISLAND APART

Come and explore this special predator free wildlife sanctuary and conservation park in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf - that is now open to the public.

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, following an extensive transformation -Rotoroa is accessible to everyone as an island sanctuary where visitors can connect with nature and be educated about conservation.
Over the past 5 years, a unique partnership between the Rotoroa Island Trust and Auckland Zoo, with the support of DOC, has seen the island populated with endangered species which require intensive wildlife management to survive and thrive. So far, kiwi, takahē, tĪeke (saddlebacks), whitehead, pateke, shore skinks and moko skinks have been introduced.
Come and see the endangered species in the wild - and learn about the mission to save them. Visit the island's award-winning museum and exhibition centre and its display on Rotoroa's fascinating history. Grab an ecosystem guide and explore the walking trails among regenerating bush, swim or picnic at one of four beautiful sandy beaches, 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.
Share the vision of the Rotoroa Island Trust and visit this special island.

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, following an extensive transformation - Rotoroa is accessible to everyone as an island sanctuary where visitors can connect with nature and be educated about conservation.

Over the past 5 years, a unique partnership between the Rotoroa Island Trust and Auckland Zoo, with the support of DOC, has seen the island populated with endangered species which require intensive wildlife management to survive and thrive. So far, kiwi, takahē, tĪeke (saddlebacks), whitehead, pateke, shore skinks and moko skinks have been introduced.
Come and see the endangered species in the wild - and learn about the mission to save them. Visit the island's award-winning museum and exhibition centre and its display on Rotoroa's fascinating history. Grab an ecosystem guide and explore the walking trails among regenerating bush, swim or picnic at one of four beautiful sandy beaches, or stroll to the Chris Booth sculpture on the island's southern headland. There are also three fabulous holiday homes for rent and shared hostel accommodation.

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

 

 

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