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Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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Helping conserve Otago's unique wild life.

The eco sanctuary is a our ithe place of mine for taking visitors to look, hear and learn about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
yas4321
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Amazing place to visit

Orokonui is close to where we live so we will often take friends and visitors there. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa M
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Our 307 hectare Ecosanctuary is the only area of native forest in mainland South Island where indigenous plants and animals can live in the wild without threat from most introduced pests. It is home to some of New Zealand's most fascinating and rare...more
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600 Blueskin Road | Waitati, Dunedin 9059, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The eco sanctuary is a our ithe place of mine for taking visitors to look, hear and learn about our unique and often. Endangered Otago wild life...takahe, tuatara, kea, Otago skinks etc.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yas4321
Orokonui, Public Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and for bringing visitors to see us! We hope to bring in an initiative whereby return guests like yourself would receive discounts for entry when bringing visitors along! Hopefully we have this set up by the time you return! Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Orokonui is close to where we live so we will often take friends and visitors there. It is a birders paradise and is full with native birds. We love to see the Takahe and Kaka. Well worth the admission and such as great conservation initiative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa M
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Lisa for visiting and bringing friends! We hope to bring in a 'bring a friend' incentive for return visitors like yourself who bring visitors with them! Watch this space!! Thanks heaps.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit; not far from the heart of dunedin (by car). This place showcases beautiful birds and animals in their natural habitat. The walk is lengthy but worth it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanL_36912
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local people who have never been here before. We had a friend visiting from France who loves birds. This place is wonderful. Saw lots of birds. Amazing place right on our doorstep.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracey M
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That is awesome that you have made yourself acquainted with Orokonui! We love when the locals visit and hope to provide discounts in the future to locals bringing their friends! Watch this space and come back soon! Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful 3/4 hours walking to the tallest NZ tree, stopping to admire the wonderful native NZ flora and fauna, especially to watch birds using nectar feeders, read helpful display boards. We saw Takahe, Kaka, Tui, Bellbird, Rifleman,and more but sadly missed the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ROSSHX
Orokonui, Public Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh that is awesome! Welcome new members! And ka pai for spending the day and taking in so much of what we have to offer! We love hearing that visitors have truely immersed themselves in nature!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here by NZ friends who met my ship in Port Chalmers. Not a place on my "to do" list, but it's very worthwhile. Easy to park. A nice café that makes great coffee & a shop selling souvenirs that are unusual &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cameron0128
Orokonui, Front Office Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the effort to visit us during your stop over in Dunedin! You are right, our store is filled with unusual and unique items, many of which are locally created! Our coffee is roasted right here on site and tastes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a large carpark, which is a bonus. The Ecosanctuary was set-up so well. Great walkways. Informative signs along the way.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank smidgenz1
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your informative review :) Very helpful to all. Come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toddled around the many trails for about 2 hours, walking slowly. We saw and met an enormous number of birds and enjoyed s lot of tranquil moments in the many quiet spaces that are here. Good shoes, water and a jacket we're all we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeoffreyMcGiraffe
Orokonui, Public Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind and thorough review :) We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and took time in the sanctuary.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Orokuniu Ecosanctuary was the best part about visiting Dunedin for me! The idea being to restore the area to what it was like before human affect all those thousands of years ago has been exacted to perfection. The staff are fantastic and friendly and would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philip_Ballarat
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review :) We agree, it is always best to sit still and wait to see what will happen! You never know what might just be hiding around the corner! That is unfortunate that you had a negative experience with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish I had more time to hike the whole reserve. Beautiful birds, scenery and plants. Feeders placed so you can watch the Tuis, Bell Birds and other nectar feeders.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hester J
Orokonui, Guest Relations Manager at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! Hopefully you get a chance to visit again :) Next time you could take home a birdfeeder for your own back yard!

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Sightsee48918239333
4 February 2019|
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Response from CarolDM1900 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are relatively short and comfortable to walk, even in sneakers as opposed to hiking boots, with benches here and there for rest. The longest, most difficult trail is the one that goes to NZ's tallest tree... More
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Majik_12
27 August 2018|
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Response from Orokonui | Property representative |
Hi there, public transport does not currently come past our gate, though you could arrange a taxi from Port Chalmers which is 15 minutes away. Thank you from the team at Orokonui
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nzkiwiwoman
10 December 2017|
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Response from Kejak70 | Property representative |
Dear Janine Please forgive my tardiness in getting back to you , somehow this has slipped through the emails. I hope that you haven't been and gone and we didn't get the chance to advise you on how valuable a guided tour is... More
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