Experience this natural
sanctuary

Bush/Beaches/Native Wildlife

Plan Your Visit

Join us for the day and participate in the restoration of Motuihe Island or simply come and relax on this beautiful piece of paradise

Next Volunteer Date - 30 January - Please note no Sunday trips proceeding until further notice due DOC Wharf Closure.  Restricted midweek trips are being organised

 

Upcoming Volunteer Dates

 

Biosecurity - 'Keep Motuihe Island Pest Free'
Get Involved

Get Involved

  • Next Mid week Volunteer date - 30 January 2020
  • Next mid week Volunteer date - 05 March 2020
Outdoor Experiences

Outdoor Experiences

Great for kids

Great for kids

  • Five sandy, safe beaches
  • Easy bush walks but not pushchair friendly
  • Camping
  • Locating rare native birds, geckos, skinks and tuataras
  • Help with hands on experience with native plants

 

Experience... Explore

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

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

Video Acknowledgement: Department of Conservation

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Blog

The latest news and views on Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga

October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Summer is just around the corner. These Kowhai flowers are abundant and fabulous.

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

Forecast: Sunny days ahead will be welcomed by volunteers after gloomy wet winter.

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August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter

A wet, windy August and a wharf closure results in a month off for volunteers.

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Our Sponsors

Appreciation and recognition to our sponsors for their vision and support to Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga