Overview

Celebrate summer with a unique encounter on Rotoroa Island. Specialist keepers from Auckland Zoo and conservation staff will be delivering fascinating presentations based on their areas of expertiseAll of these talks are free and will take place at 11am.

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Kiwi chick release on Waitangi Day

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY at 11am

We’re thrilled to let you know there’s a little kiwi chick scheduled for release on Rotoroa Island on Waitangi Day. Join us for a short kiwi encounter with Auckland Zoo Ranger and (hopefully) the chance to meet Hākari (which means celebration), the newest kiwi chick to make Rotoroa it’s home.

This will be followed by a summer guided walk encounter, a free one and a half-hour guided tour with the zoo ranger - it's a fabulous insight into the wildlife programme.

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Kiwi operation nest egg

SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 11am

The circle of life with Natalie Clark. Operation Nest Egg (ONE) began in 1994. Auckland Zoo has been involved in this programme since the late 90's. ONE works by collecting eggs from wild nests, incubating and hatching them in captivity and keeping them in a crèche facility until ready for release. Currently 51 chicks have been released through this programme.

Natalie Clark has been a Bird Keeper at Auckland Zoo for 10 years. Natalie has been privileged to have been part of the Operation Nest Egg team during this time and she now co-ordinates Auckland Zoo's ONE project.

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No island is an island

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY at 11am

A look at Auckland Zoo's recent involvement with Rotoroa and other Hauraki Gulf islands with Ian Fraser. Come and learn about the Zoo's work in the Gulf, and what makes the Rotoroa Island wildlife programme a bit different.

Ian is Auckland Zoo's Field Conservation Manager, overseeing the Zoo's field conservation programme and Conservation Fund since 2013.

Details

All events are free to attend and don't require reservation. Book your ferry tickets now!

  • Plenty of water, snacks and lunch, as there are no food outlets on the island.
  • Good walking shoes, sun block and a sun hat.
  • Swimming gear and a towel in the warmer months.
  • A light rain jacket, and warm layers. Temperatures can change quickly, regardless of the season.
  • There are no rubbish bins on pest-free islands. Please remember to take all your rubbish, including leftover food, off the island with you.

Adult Tickets

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  • AUCKLAND - ROTOROA ADULT OW
    ROTOROA - AUCKLAND ADULT OW
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Child Tickets

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  • AUCKLAND - ROTOROA CHILD OW
    ROTOROA - AUCKLAND CHILD OW
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  • AUCKLAND - ROTOROA INFANT OW
    ROTOROA - AUCKLAND INFANT OW
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Family Tickets

  • AUCKLAND - ROTOROA ADULT SAME DAY RT
    AUCKLAND - ROTOROA CHILD SAME DAY RT
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  • AUCKLAND - ROTOROA ADULT OW
    AUCKLAND - ROTOROA CHILD OW
    ROTOROA - AUCKLAND ADULT OW
    ROTOROA - AUCKLAND CHILD OW
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