Kia ora koutou - We are happy to announce that Orokonui Ecosanctuary is now open!

Please note that our operating hours have changed:

We are now open Saturday, Sunday, Monday only, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Our annual photography competition is now open for submissions!

Check out this link for more info -

We are sorry to say that Horopito Cafe will be closed for the foreseeable future, so please bring your own food and drink when you visit - you are welcome to picnic in the Visitor Centre or on the deck - both have incredible views!


There are some extra steps that you'll need to take when you visit, to ensure that we are all 'playing it safe' with respect to Covid-19:

Contact tracing: download the Rippl app so you can sign in and out quickly and easily; alternatively, be prepared to provide your name and phone number on arrival, and remember to check out with us at reception when you leave.

Payment: Our prefered method of payment is by credit or debit card - if you can please avoid paying with cash we would greatly appreciate it!

Clean hands: We have hand sanitiser stations throughout the Visitor Centre and ecosanctuary - please make use of these or the handwashing facilities in the bathroom to keep everyone safe;

Take care, be kind, and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon!! Physical distancing: Please make sure you respect the physical distancing rules and stay at least one metre away from people that you do not know - there's plenty of room to spread out within the ecosanctuary, but we will limit the number of people  in the Visitor Centre if we need to.


The Team at Orokonui XXX