Experience this natural
sanctuary

Bush/Beaches/Native Wildlife

Plan Your Visit

Join us for the day and participate in the restoration of Motuihe Island /Te Motu-a-Ihenga or simply come and relax on this beautiful piece of paradise

*Next Volunteer Date link - Restricted number of Sunday trips are being organised by water taxi for small numbers of our regular volunteers - good fitness required due beach landings.  
*Upcoming Volunteer Dates 
*Biosecurity - 'Keep Motuihe Island Pest Free'
Get Involved

Get Involved

  • Join a citizen science project
  • Nursery, Kiosk, Guiding, Weeding opportunities
  • Sponsorship
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

January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to 2021. Summer has arrived!! Birdsong increasing, wonderful plant growth, fantastic beaches and shoreline to explore. What more could you want?

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December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

Congratulation to Motuihe Trust volunteers on a highly successful Wetapunga Release. …

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November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

An opportunity to reflect on what has surprisingly and positively been achieved over …

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Our Sponsors

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