What is the cost per adult?
How strenuous are the trails?
How long on average to do the trail?
Is there a rest area.
Hi there, I'm so sorry I missed your questions! The answers given by the lovely people below are accurate however. Cost is $20 per adult, $10 per child, under 5 year olds are free. There is a 10% discount for seniors, students and community services card holders.
The tracks range from easy to a little harder.. the main two tracks take between 30min to 1 hour to complete and another track to NZ's tallest tree takes 2 hours return. There are seats throughout the ecosanctuary for you to take a break.
We have a cafe selling meals and coffee and you're more than welcome to bring a picnic but please don't feed the birds! Thanks again, Alice
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. Most of it is moderate, but there are steep sections, so be sure to have sturdy hiking boots and to carry water with you, as it will take 2.5 to 3 hours.
If you google the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website, you'll find a trail map with short explanations of length and difficulty for each of the trails. You could hike here most of the day, or customize according to your time and level of fitness, just using the map to plan your walks..
The cafe is fine, good place to charge up before or rest up/fill up afterwards, and if you'd got little ones in tow there is a play area and the nice tuatara viewing area that they'll likely appreciate to chill out after walking.
Very nice people work here, and they will be helpful to you so as to ensure a wonderful visit based on your personal goals.
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