Rotoroa Island: An Island Apart

Come and explore this special predator free wildlife sanctuary and conservation park in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf - that is now open to the public.


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For over 100 years, Rotoroa Island was an island apart, off-limits to all but a few souls isolated there for alcohol and drug rehabilitation in the care of the Salvation Army. Today, following an extensive transformation - Rotoroa is accessible to everyone as an island sanctuary where visitors can connect with nature and be educated about conservation.

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A unique partnership between the Rotoroa Island Trust and Auckland Zoo, (with the support of the Department of Conservation) has seen the island populated with endangered species, including kiwi, takahē, tĪeke (saddleback).

Come and explore for the day or stay overnight in one of the island's three fabulous holiday homes or shared hostel accommodation.


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Physical address

Rotoroa Island: An Island Apart, Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open most days from dawn until dusk
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
1 hour by ferry from downtown Auckland

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $5.00
(10 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Charges apply for visitors coming by ferry transport. It includes a contribution of $5 per adult and $3 per child which goes towards meeting the island's ongoing restoration and conservation programmes.

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