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Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island has beautiful native plants, birds and lizards, significant historic sites and fantastic recreation opportunities.

Experience

Experience an island which has been transformed from farmland to a home for kiwis, tuatara, geckos and other rare and endangered birds.

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Motuihe Island has beautiful native plants, birds and lizards, significant historic sites and fantastic recreation opportunities.

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Upcoming volunteer days

4 December Sunday Public Planting Day

18 December Sunday Public Planting Day (last for year)

2017
15 January Sunday Public Planting Day
26 February Sunday Public Planting Day
12 March Sunday Public Planting Day
26 March Sunday Public Planting Day
9 April Sunday Public Planting Day
23 April Sunday Public Planting Day
7 May Sunday Public Planting Day
21 May Sunday Public Planting Day
4 June Sunday Public Planting Day
18 June Sunday Public Planting Day
2 July Sunday Public Planting Day
16 July Sunday Public Planting Day
30 July Sunday Public Planting Day

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    Visit Motuihe Island

    Help restore one of the best conservation islands in Hauraki Gulf

    Individuals and groups welcome

    We welcome all ages and all abilities. Plant one or 50 native trees. No experience required. 

    Visitors and day trippers welcome

    Activities include:

    • Tree planting
    • Nursery activities
    • Seed collection
    • General conservation maintenance and activities
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    Sunday volunteer days

    1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month

    Fullers Ferry departs Pier 4 at 9.15am and Motuihe Island at 3.30 pm

    Ferry tickets: $21.50 (volunteers). $28 (non volunteers) from the Fullers' ticket office at pier 1.

    Children $10.50

    Volunteers need a discount card, available from a Motuihe representative standing near Pier 1 Ticket office from 8.45am on the day

    Cancellations: Subject to weather - please ring 0800668844 after 7 am on the day to check for cancellations

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    Mid week volunteer days

    Motuihe Restoration Trust welcomes mid week corporate and school groups by arrangement.

    Email  Fiona Alexander at info@motuihe.org.nz for school groups

    Email Simon Sheen  at volunteermotuihe@gmail.com for coporate groups

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    Plan your visit

    Bookings for mid week trips and Sunday volunteer days are essential. Email info@motuihe.org.nz

    Motuihe is a dog-free and pest-free island.www.treasureislands.co.nz Help keep it that way by checking your bags for stowaways. 

    Motuihe Island Restoration Trust offers a BBQ with sausages, bread and tea/coffee at the plant nursery at 1.00pm on volunteer days.

    The BBQ is free for volunteers and $5 for non-volunteers. 

    Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks

    BBQ available for use by groups.

    Transport options

    Auckland Water Taxi

    Departs from the Viaduct Harbour, Westhaven, Devonport.
     
    Bookings essential - 0800 890 007
     
    Red Boats
    0800redboats
     
    360 ferries
    307 8005
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    Experience an island which has been transformed from farmland to a home for kiwis, tuatara, geckos and other rare and endangered birds.

    Visitor facilities

    Motuihe Island offers sheltered moorings, toilets, camping and a summer kiosk selling ice creams and offering guided tours.

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    Camping

    A camping ground is available. Please visit the Department of Conservation website for more booking information and costs.

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    News Flash

    Pacific gecko return to Hauraki Gulf’s Motuihe Island - The return of 54 Pacific gecko to Motuihe Island adds another successful translocation to the Motuihe Island story.

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