Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin

4.7
#6 of 28 in Parks in Dunedin
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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  • Being a New Zealander and having lizards/geckos at home and native wild birds fly in/out my backyard (with a feeding station of course), and taking the opportunity to tramp around NZ and seeing the wi...  more »
  • Excellently planned with good cafe & information centre central to all tracks. We visited on a cold overcast day but the 6 & 9 year olds had a great time looking for skinks and tuatara. They were fasc...  more »
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  • A must see! We had been putting off visiting the ecosanctuary (can't remember why though) - but we will definitely be back. There was ample parking here. The whole setup was amazing and very well kept. The walks were beautiful, with gorgeous bush surrounding us along the way. The wildlife was incredible.
  • The Ecosanctuary is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful things to see in New Zealand. The place is well looked after and maintained by lovely people that clearly love what they do. The food and coffee is however, is disappointing.
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