Rotoroa Island is a fantastic destination for boating and sailing, with a choice of sheltered coves and bays all around the island. If you're going to boat to Rotoroa Island, please read below for some important things you'll need to know.

Covid-19 Update (Alert Level 3 - Step 1) - WELCOME BACK - 6 October 2021, Rotoroa Island is open to the public for outdoor recreational activities in your bubble  more info.

After being closed to the public for over 100 years, we're thrilled to welcome the boating community back to Rotoroa Island. Island amenities include BBQs, picnic tables, fresh water fountain, and changing sheds. Please regularly monitor the marine forecast to make the most of the best shelter available around the island.

Rotoroa Island is a wildlife sanctuary, so please inspect your boat for signs of rodents and insects, and please make sure to leave your pets on board.

No dogs or other domestic animals are permitted on Rotoroa Island as they pose a threat to our endangered species.



A contribution of $5 per adult and $3 per child is appreciated from all boaties visiting Rotoroa Island. This contribution goes directly towards our ongoing restoration and conservation programmes. The contribution is payable on the island in cash at the Exhibition Centre or the honesty box at Ladies Bay, or via direct transfer online.

If you visit Rotoroa Island regularly and would like to use our amenities, we also offer a yearly boat pass for just $90. This pass covers everyone on your vessel. If you'd like to purchase an annual pass please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

  • - Your name
  • - Boat name
  • - Your address if you'd like us to send you a receipt

The $90 is payable into the Rotoroa Island Trust bank account:
The Rotoroa Island Trust is a registered charity.

If you don't have any cash with you, you're welcome to pay your landing fees via online transfer to our bank account below:
Rotoroa Island Trust

If you need a receipt, please email [email protected].