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Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 180 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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  • The staff are excellent with their knowledge and sharing it. The café is superb with very good quality meals at good prices. This is a must see if you are interested in NZ birds and flora. 
  • Having watched it slowly clear itself of pests the fruits of the work is starting to happen. Being local we have walked the perimeter of the reserve now many times ( its not an easy 9km hike ). Now we...  read more »
  • I am 100% behind the aims of this fantastic ecosanctuary - the staff and organisation work so hard to provide a safe and protected haven for our natural wildlife - there are easy to wander pathways am...  read more »
  • 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.
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