Kia ora koutou - we are very sorry, but Orokonui Ecosanctuary is closed . . . 

Due to the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19, we are very sorry to announce that today we have made the difficult descision to close Orokonui Ecosanctuary to visitors. The sanctuary will be closed for an indefinite period, but please be assured that our work within the predator-resistant fence continues, and we will be taking good care of all of the amazing taonga that call Orokonui home. Our focus now is to keep everything ticking over inside the fence, and to wait for this current storm to pass. 

Kā mihi nui ki a koutou - a BIG THANKS to all of the people that continue to support us in these challenging times! We are keen to keep you updated on all things Orokonui, so please keep an eye on our facebook page ( for more awesome virtual wildlife action. This will include a video diary from our Conservation Manager, Elton, as he continues delivering essential services to the wildlife at the ecosanctuary while the rest of us are in lockdown, and some trick and tips on how to keep your tamariki busy helping the native wildlife in your own backyards from our educators, Tahu and Taylor!!

Take care, be kind, and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon!!

The Team at Orokonui XXX