A Winter’s Day on Rotoroa Island - Top Tips

Wondering how to spend a winter’s day on the island?
Here are our top tips for a fun family day

10am Arrive by ferry - Welcome, chance to orientate yourself, a gentle 10 min walk to the central part of the island where the museum is located. 
11am - Guided Nature walk with our island ranger - great intro to the island and chance to experience endangered wildlife
12:30pm - Take in amazing 360 degree views from North Tower point, explore the northern part of the island stopping for a picnic lunch at MaiMai or Cable Bay. Hopefully spot pateke at Cable Bay wetlands. 
1:30pm - Explore the Southern loop track, where the most intensive planting has been achieved. We recommend stopping at Men’s Bay, Trevor’s Dam Wetlands, Chris Booth Sculpture and Ruthe Point lookout - great picnic spots for afternoon tea, or a rest with a book. 
3:30pm - Return to central part of the island to explore the small museum, discovering the island’s history. 
4pm - Kiosk is open (conservation books, postcards - a chance to send one!) and help yourself to complimentary tea, coffee or Milo in the Salisbury room. 
4:45pm - Start making your way to ferry, for 5:15pm departure.

 

Posted by Rotoroa Island Trust on July 24, 2021