Help Orokonui Ecosanctuary to help wildlife, the forest and our future thrive – Donate to us

Orokonui was founded as a charitable trust with lofty conservation goals, and although much has changed since 2007, that remains the same. Now more than ever we need your help to ensure we can continue this vital conservation, education and advocacy work. A donation to Orokonui Ecosanctuary helps us along our path to creating a better future for our wildlife, environment and community.

Help wildlife thrive

Over 20 threatened or at risk and more than 250 other native species live inside Orokonui, help us help them thrive. Learn more about our wildlife here.

Help educate the future

Our education and advocacy programmes inspire the community and the next generation of environmental heroes. You can help us continue this vital work. Learn more about our education programme here.

Help put food on the table

It’s not cheap to keep our feeders topped up and species thriving!

Help world-leading research

Orokonui is a living laboratory. Every year we host a wide variety of world-leading research on threatened species.

Help secure a future for the forest

Our forest was around long before Orokonui, and we want to ensure it endures for future generations.

Help clear the way

The forest works hard to reclaim our tracks, help us keep them maintained so all can enjoy.

How to donate

Donation portal

The easiest way you can donate to Orokonui is using this donation portal or the one at the top of the page.

Online payment to our bank

Account name: Orokonui Ecosanctuary Ltd

Account number: 06-0901-0377788-00

Please use the word ‘donation’ in the particulars, and your name as the reference, and send an email to with the date and amount of the deposit, so that we can send you a receipt for tax purposes. Please email us your postal address if you would like a hard copy receipt.

All donations are tax deductible.

How to set up a recurring donation

Regular donations help secure the future of our work long term. They are easy to set up using online banking. To do this, start by setting up a payment as above on your phone or computers banking app. Then select an option to make this a weekly, monthly, or yearly payment. Finally get in touch with so we can record it in our system and send you receipts for your records.

Larger donations

You may want to make a larger donation and want to ensure it is done securely. Please call us or email to discuss.

Other ways you can support Orokonui

Become an Orokonui Member

Become a part of the Orokonui community with an annual membership.

Become a Corporate sponsor

Does your business want to support a good cause and help the environment?

Visit us

Even a walk through Orokonui or a coffee at the café helps us with our mission.

Visit our shop

Two birds with one shop. Get gifts sorted while supporting conservation.

Sponsor a fence post: Purchasing a plaque for a fencepost is a great gift with a difference and a great way of remembering loved ones. Gift vouchers for these are available. Please get in touch with us if this is something you would like to do. 

Bequests: A gift in your will to Orokonui Ecosanctuary goes towards the protection of New Zealand’s endangered plants and animals for future generations to enjoy. Please email us at

Thank you so much for your support, every dollar given goes straight back to helping us help wildlife, the forest and the future to thrive.