Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Ki Te Korowai o Mihiwaka

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:30am – 4:30pm

Horopito Cafe is open 10am – 3pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Orokonui is a 307 hectare biodiversity sanctuary near Dunedin, New Zealand. Home to many threatened species and habitats, Orokonui’s long term goal is to ensure its species and community thrive.

Taking time to learn more about tuatara

The warm summer nights provided the perfect opportunity for tuatara monitoring to take place. Tuatara were first re-introduced to roam freely in Orokonui in 2012 as part of a partnership with Ngāti Koata, kaitiaki of the tuatara on Takapourewa/Stephen’s Island in the Marlborough Sounds, and with the support of mana whenua of Orokonui, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.…

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A cacophony of kākā chicks

If you’ve visited Orokonui lately you may have noticed the cacophony of young kākā playing and making a racket across the sanctuary. This is a result of another successful kākā breeding season at Orokonui. This season 15 chicks fledged from five known nests within the sanctuary. Three of these were in our special nest boxes and…

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