Things To Do In Rotoroa

At 80 hectares Rotoroa Island is small enough to explore in a day, but large enough that you won't run out of things to do or see if you do want stay with us a bit longer. Come and see endangered species in their natural habitat, and learn about our ongoing efforts to protect them. Visit our award-winning museum and exhibition, and learn all about our fascinating history. Hiking, swimming, volunteering and fishing; on Rotoroa Island there's something for everyone.

Guided Walk

Discover Rotoroa Island by taking a scenic walk around Rotoroa Island with...

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Kiwi Chick Release

Releases are during breeding season which is usually August to April.

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Spot a Takahē

Come and meet one of our resident takahē

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Short Walks & Day Hikes

Walk among our beautiful regenerating native forest.

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North Tower Loop Track

This 45-min walk takes you through a variety of scenery and wildlife.

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Spot a Kiwi

Come and search for one of our brown kiwi residents.

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Exhibition Centre & Museum

Learn about our special history in our award-winning museum.

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Rotoroa's Heritage Buildings

Explore the island's original jail, 1860's schoolhouse and butchery.

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Corporate Volunteering

We offer a number of corporate volunteer days each year.

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Ann Shelton Artworks

Visit Ann Shelton's evocative photos that document our rich history.

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Chris Booth Sculpture

Visit the stunning outdoor sculpture by Chris Booth.

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Public Volunteer Days

Get involved in one of our rewarding public volunteering days.

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Ongoing Volunteering

Join us on our ongoing mission to restore Rotoroa Island's natural...

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Swimming

Choose from four fantastic beaches to swim at – or try them all.

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Cemetery

Stroll to the island's cemetery for breathtaking panoramic views.

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Eco-System Guide

Learn more about our useful guides that are free to use on the Island.

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Picnic Spots

Discover the many picturesque picnic spots that scatter Rotoroa Island.

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Fishing

Go fishing in a magical area of the Hauraki Gulf.

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Snorkelling

Explore life under the ocean around Rotoroa Island.

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Southern Loop Track

Find out more about our longest walking track.

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Mai Mai Bay Track

This easy-medium hiking track takes you right to Mai Mai Bay for a swim.

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Cable Bay Track

Your opportunity to explore the more remote end of Rotoroa Island.

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Photography Opportunities

Calling all budding photographers to picturesque Rotoroa Island.

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Kauri Trees

Visit our baby kauri trees, grown from kauri at the Colin McCahon House

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