A 8.7km of predator-exclusion fence, protects reintroduced native animals, including breeding pairs of the very rare Saddlebacks, tuatara and skinks. From the interactive visitor centre are spectacular views over the valley containing three square kilometres of regenerating bush, some of it over a century old containing the tallest tree in New Zealand. 

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Phone +64 3 482 1755 

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How To Get there:

 Orokonui is on the northern scenic route from Dunedin via Port Chalmers. If you require transport, contact Orokanui for details of group tours, or Southern Taxis will also provide transport to Orokonui for a fee of approximately NZ $25.00 each way (from Port Chalmers).

 Book via website or telephone us, we are open 24 hours

For Cruise ship visitors, staff at Orokonui will organise a Tour at a time to suit your timetable. Either a 1 hour or 2 hour guided walking tours with an expert and friendly guide, allowing visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the enchanting native New Zealand cloud forest. Contact them directly on +64 3 482 1755 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All guided tour tickets include a complimentary unguided walking pass to allow guests to explore the Ecosanctuary at leisure.