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 Either mid week or Sunday trips.
*Motuihe Wharf Re-opens:  Red Boats are restarting their ferry service to Motuihe - Red Boats booking  (link
*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

October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter

Motuihe Tuatara are having a free-for-all without all the 'hoomans' in their territories. Aucklanders should be let free on good behaviour!!

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September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

When will volunteers be as free as the Motuihe birds again? Another month of Covid-19…

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August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Oystercatcher lady counting volunteers ensuring no 'hoomans' are left behind.

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Our Sponsors

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