Weekday volunteer trips are currently being arranged with the use of Dreamweaver vessel with the use of a beach landing tender. Please contact Simon Sheen at email@example.com for further information. Cost $40 per person with the vessel departing Z Pier Westhaven Marina at 8.30am and returning to Westhaven approximately 4.30pm.
Midweek volunteers are welcomed and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ph 0800 668844 ext 0
The Trust runs a flexible midweek volunteer programme. Whether you are a corporate team looking for an excellent ‘volunteer day’ option or an individual wanting to make a difference, please contact email: email@example.com
Activities are season dependent, with tree planting from autumn to early spring, with the rest of the year including; seed collecting, nursery tasks, weedwork, track clearing, and other relevant jobs. Along with Trust Leaders we can tailor a day to fit with a wide variety of ages (5-80), fitness levels and experience. The aim is to enjoy the beautiful island and contribute to its future.
Motuihe Island FAQs - Please note transport details may differ during the Motuihe Wharf Closure
Welcome to the Motuihe island project – good choice. The following should answer most questions relating to the day.
- Motuihe Island sits between Rangitoto and Waiheke.The ferry ride of approximately 1 hour to the island
- 8.30am depart time for the ferry. Activities will start around 11am. Lunch around 1pm with the ferry leaving the island at 3.00pm
- The Motuihe Island Trust, assisted by volunteers (us) is replanting the island and helping to restore native flora and fauna.
- How to get there:
- Dreamweaver departs from Z pier Westhaven at 8.30 am.
- Large pay and display car park at Westhaven Marina
- Few mesh fences where you can lock your bike
- $40 return for Dreamweaver
- Essentially three options: planting, weeding or nursery work. This involves planting native tree saplings on the island, cutting down invasive weeds and general planting/potting up/weeding etc work in the plant nursery.
- What to wear:
- Outdoor ‘gardening’ clothes and stout closed footwear.
- What to bring:
- All equipment is provided ie gloves, saws and even some gumboots
- Food and drink:
- There are 2 BBQs if you want to bring food* out but bring snacks/sandwiches, please note there are no rubbish bins so ‘take back what you bring’
- Water is good to drink on the island. Bring your water bottle, you can refill at the nursery with filtered water
- Nursery has a kettle and coffee/tea/milo
- DOC toilet block near the wharf.
- Single toilet at the nursery
- Map of the island:
- See Google or the Location page
- Health and Safety: Hazards for volunteers link
- There will be a briefing on the island.
- First Aid kits available on the tractor and in the woolshed
- AED Defribrillator in place at Isthmus Toilet Block for emergency - please follow instructions
- Mobile phone:
- Work fine on the island…….but no wifi
- What is on the island:
- No shops, vehicles, people (excluding Doc Ranger) or pests.
- 440,000 trees planted since 2000
- Little Spotted Kiwi, Tieke, Kakariki, Tuatara, Whitehead, Duvaucel Geckos and more...
*Please familiarise yourself and comply with Biosecurity rules ie sealed containers