Rotoroa Island is a fantastic destination for boating and sailing, with a choice of sheltered coves and bays around the island.

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 boaties visiting the island, and goes towards meeting the island's ongoing restoration and conservation programmes. The contribution is payable on the island in cash at the Exhibition Centre or honesty box at Ladies Bay, or direct transfer online.

If you visit the island regularly and would like to use our amenities, we also offer a yearly boat pass for $90, which covers everyone on your vessel. Just 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:
02-0108-0032549-01. The Rotoroa Island Trust is a registered charity.

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].