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Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin
(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Explore the abundance of New Zealand's natural environment at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, a pest-free reserve just 20 minutes north of Dunedin. Take the chance to see some of the country's rarest birds, plants, and reptiles in one of South Island's best-protected and managed sanctuaries. Walk through the remarkable forest of carefully maintained and biologically diverse plant life and look out for jeweled geckos, kiwis, kakas, and Otago stink. The staff take great pride in showing visitors the park on guided tours, and giving tips and educational lessons at the visitor center. Alternatively, you can walk through at your own pace without a guide. Put Orokonui Ecosanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dunedin vacation planner.
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  • Visiting here was a treat, opted for the hour tour and introduced to lots of new plants and birds we had never seen before. Some amazing work has been done by dedicated people, and it continues. This ...  more »
  • We stopped by on a wet day and couldn't get out to do any of the walks unfortunately. We still managed to spend a great deal of time in the information centre and enjoyed the displays and learning all...  more »
  • We stopped by for coffee - which was excellent. The building is a stunning example of good modern architecture. Worth a half day visit to enjoy the ecosanctuary. 
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  • A nice place but poor value for money. They advertise Tuatara, Kiwi, and Takahe for viewing but only expect to see Tui and Kaka.
  • Peaceful walk with lovely views and an immense amount of wild bird life around. The whole place has been designed magnificently. Coffee and lunch at the cafe were very good, and all staff were friendly.
  • Absolutely great place to visit and spend the day seeking out rare birds !!
  • Nice place to go for a long walk and just take in nature. There are a few feeding stations which make good places to get photos of the birds.
  • Really interesting day out. Nice to see all the native birds and wildlife. Good walks through the Bush.