Orokonui Great Walk for Wildlife
Saturday 24th April 2021 at 10am
The Orokonui Great Walk for Wildlife is 12km walk organised by Orokonui Ecosanctuary. All proceeds from the event will support our takahē and kākā conservation work.
Starting inside the Ecosanctuary on the grassland area, walk down through the Ecosanctuary protected forest from top to bottom, alongside the Orokonui stream, right around the eastern side of the Orokonui estuary, along Chelivode St, left along Doctors Point Rd, over the bridge, left onto the board walk and grass track to Killarney St, left over the bridge at Erne St, left along the western side of the Orokonui estuary, back alongside Orokonui stream, up through the Orokonui forest and back to the grassland area at the top of the Ecosanctuary. Terrain varies form compacted gravel, grass and asphalt. The walk includes 300m of climbing. See map for more details.
There will be a portaloo and water station half way along the route.
- Online through the Entry Form page
- Walk is open to all ages but children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
- Entry fee $20 per adult, $10 per child.
- Terms and Conditions/Waiver must be agreed to before entry/payment accepted.
- No refunds for withdrawals will be made.
- Saturday 24 April at 10am (Registration from 9.30am at Ecosanctuary Visitor Centre, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati)
- Finish at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati
- There are toilet facilities in the Ecosanctuary Visitor Centre and a portaloo halfway along the route.
Water and First Aid
- There will be a water/first aid station half way along the route.
- Participants are encouraged to carry warm and waterproof clothing in case of cold weather.
- All participants are to ensure their fluid levels are maintained for the duration of the walk.
- If you are feeling unwell or have an injury please stop at a marshal station for assistance.
- There will be marshals at the road sections and at route intersections.
- There will be NO road closures so normal road rules apply.
- In the event of adverse weather conditions, or other reasons beyond the organisers’ control, no refunds can be given.
- Cancellations will be advertised on Radio Dunedin and on the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website as soon as reasonably possible.
- The Visitor Centre café will be open from 9.30am to 3.30pm.