Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin

4.7
#6 of 29 in Parks in Dunedin
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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, 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. Plan to see Orokonui Ecosanctuary and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dunedin trip planner.
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  • Kaka's, Takahe's, black robins all only two metres close to me! So very stunning to walk along the pathways and see nature at its best. Friendly staff and my kids absolutely love it. 
    Kaka's, Takahe's, black robins all only two metres close to me! So very stunning to walk along the pathways and see nature at its best. Friendly staff and my kids absolutely love it.  more »
  • An amazing opportunity to see the best of New Zealand's bird-life from Takahē (and their young chicks!) to Kākā, Bellbirds and more. 
    An amazing opportunity to see the best of New Zealand's bird-life from Takahē (and their young chicks!) to Kākā, Bellbirds and more.  more »
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  • Spent over 4 hours here, lots of walks. Pity parents don't ask their children to be silent, scares the birds. Loved the Bird feeders.
  • Gorgeous setting. Awesome to see so many native animals. The cafe there is great. Especially the tan square.

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