Rotoroa Island Conservation Summer Series 2018

  • Celebrate summer with a unique encounter on Rotoroa Island.
  • Talks from specialist keepers from Auckland Zoo and conservation staff
  • From takahe recovery to reptiles, operation kiwi nest egg and more 
  • All of these events are free!
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Rotoroa Island Museum & Visitor Centre

  • A state-of-the-art visitor centre
  • Learn about Maori and early European settlement
  • History of NZ's first and longest running addiction treatment centre
  • Visit preserved, historical buildings
  • Open hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Entry fee of $5 per person
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Walking Track Rotoroa Island

  • Southern Loop Track
  • A popular walk beginning from the Exhibition Centre, and a 10-minute walk from the wharf
  • Take a detour to Men’s Bay, before looping around the South Tower
  • View the Chris Booth Sculpture and Ruthe Point Lookout
  • Time: 1.25 hours return from the Exhibition Centre
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Rotoroa Island Stay The Night

  • Serenity Holiday Home - Four bedrooms + bunkhouse, sleeps up to 13 people
  • Oranga Cottage - Three bedrooms, sleeps up to six people
  • Mahoe Holiday Home - Four bedrooms, sleeps up to seven people
  • The Superintendent’s House - Dormitory style, sleeps up to 18 people in bunk beds
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Rotoroa Island School Group Visits

  • Conservation field trips to help protect the environment
  • Facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators
  • Interactive learning experiences
  • Identify wildlife using GPS to find tracking tunnels
  • Available for year 5 to year 13 students
  • Visit our school groups page to learn more
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Rotoroa Island Volunteer Initiatives

  • Help create habitats for endangered species on an emerging conservation island
  • Participate in special volunteer tree planting days
  • Unique experience for families and corporate teambuilding groups
  • Discounted ferry travel for volunteers
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the hauraki gulf Meet Our Native Birdlife

  • Learn more about the birds you’re likely to see across the Hauraki Gulf’s islands
  • Birdlife can be found on Tiritiri Matangi, Rotoroa and Rangitoto Islands
  • 23 seabird species breed in the Hauraki Gulf’s area
  • Endangered species have been reintroduced away from predators and pests
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