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Orokonui Guided Tours

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Public Guided Tours are available on selected dates throughout Summer!
All tours start at 10am

For large tour groups (10 or more) please email us at to organise your visit.

The One Hour Orokonui Highlights Tour takes visitors through our native grassland, regenerating, and ancient forest habitats. Learn about the history of Orokonui, our conservation work, and meet some of the species that call this valley home!  This tour follows a flat, easy walking track and finishes at the viewing platform, amongst ancient podocarp/broadleaf forest. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

The Two Hour Forest Explorer tour continues from the one hour tour, leading visitors further into the ancient ngāhere/forest for a second hour. With more time spent listening for and locating more elusive species, the Forest Explorer Tour is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of Orokonui and its inhabitants!  This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, including steeper sections, narrow paths, and steps.

All tours start at 10am. Please note tours operate in almost all weather conditions, so come prepared with layers (including a water proof layer), good walking shoes, and drinking water.

Bookings recommended, minimum 30 mins prior to start time.

Cancellations must be received and confirmed by Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff with 24 hours notice or a cancellation fee will apply. Guided tours will proceed rain or shine, Orokonui Ecosanctuary reserves the right to cancel due to unsafe weather conditions. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

Please ensure you allow yourself enough travel time, as the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 30 minute drive from the Dunedin City, you can find directions on our Contact page.

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