Protect the environment for your own sake, for the sake of those who come after you, and for the environment itself.
Every person coming to Aotearoa should have the chance to experience our wildlife sanctuary and learn about the conservation of our environment. Our guides can tell you about the plants and animals you see (and hear), about the history of the Island and how the forest has been restored.
A hundred and twenty years of farming had seen this 220-hectare island stripped of 94% of its native bush but between 1984 and 1994, volunteers planted between 250,000 and 300,000 trees. The Island is now 60% forested with the remaining 40% left as grassland for species preferring open habitat.
In conjunction with this planting programme, all mammalian predators were eradicated and a number of threatened and endangered bird and reptile species have been successfully introduced, including the flightless takahe, one of the world’s rarest species, and the tuatara. There are few places in New Zealand where you can readily see and walk amongst so many rare species.
We now make it a mission to educate others about the importance of the conservation of our environment. This tour offers a range of educational experiences catering to the educational levels and needs of the group.
Tour Length: 8 hours
Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.