Note: This walk is from the 2019 Waiheke Walking Festival
Rotoroa Island – the Past & the Future
08:45 - 17:00 • Thursday 21st November 2019 • 7C


  • 5


  • 3.2 km


  • Loop

  • 2 hrs


Sold Out

Rotoroa Island
Same as start
This Rotoroa Island southern end walk is being offered especially for Festival participants only.

Closed to the public for nearly 100 years, Rotoroa Island is now a sanctuary for wildlife and home to endangered native species including kiwi, tīeke, takahē, and pāteke. Join Island Ecologist, Jo Ritchie, who’ll be sharing stories on the island’s restoration as you explore the southern end of the island (with the most intensive planting), including a stunning sculpture by Chris Booth.  You will also have the chance to walk the North Tower Loop Track which takes visitors across wetlands and forest offering stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.

BYO picnic lunch.

$59 ex Auckland and $42pp ex Orapiu.

Price includes return ferry ticket, landing fees, island restoration contribution, tea, coffee & cake.

Walk Features
  • Loop


  • Private


  • No


Optional Extras
Rotoroa Island – Ferry Ticket ex Orapiu

This ferry departs Orapiu at 9:45am.

$0.00 per person
Rotoroa Island – Ferry Ticket ex Auckland

There is an additional charge of $17pp to depart from Auckland. This ferry departs Auckland at 8.45am.

$17.00 per person
Map & Elevation
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