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Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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Contact Person: 
Chris Baillie
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600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati, Otago.
20 minutes north of Dunedin
New Zealand

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 307ha cloud forest 20 minutes north of Dunedin. It aims to restore its ecosystem to the way it was before humans introduced pests, farming and tree felling. Surrounded by a pest exclusion fence in 2007 it now provides safe habitat for native flora and fauna particularly those threatened with extinction including Haast tokoeka kiwi, kaka, saddleback, robin, jewelled gecko, fernbird and rifleman. Activities include self guided walking, guided tours, education programme, volunteer programme, venue hire, cafe and shop.

Lotteries Board, Southern Trust, Otago Community Trust, Alexander McMillan Trust, Dunedin City Council, Otago Regional Council, Marie and Graeme Bennett, Caversham Foundation, Biodiversity Funds, Ministry of Education, Otago Daily Times, Callis Charitable Trust, The Rotary Club of Dunedin, Cooke Howlison, Blackhead Quarries Ltd, Dunedin Forest & Bird, WWF- New Zealand, Motor Trade Finance, City Forests, Rodgers Law, Hope and Sons, Natural History New Zealand, Rotary South, Myth, Port Otago, Farra Engineering, Fund Managers Otago, WHK Accountants, Ryman Healthcare, Bendigo Valley Trust, John Swan, Gallaway Cook Allan, Power Farming Otago, Dunedin Amenities Society, Speights, Sargood Bequest, ACE Shacklock Trust, Ministry of Tourism, EECA

Otago University, Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki, Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand, Runanga o Makaawhio, Ngati Koata, Department of Conservation


Group Data


Plants in the ground


Possums killed


Stoats killed


Threatened species planted


square metres of weeds controlled