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 midweek trips are being organised.  Please note no Sunday trips proceeding until further notice due DOC Wharf Closure.  
*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/February 2020 Newsletter

January/February 2020 Newsletter

The Rock Reunion attendees were treated to a gem of a trip to our little island paradise. Fantastic event and a memorable day for the RNZNS Tamaki 75th commemorations.

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December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

Exciting news on fluttering shearwaters. Merry Christmas to all Motuihe sponsors,…

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November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

AGM update with news & Guest Speaker

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Our Sponsors

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