Visit an offshore wildlife refuge – Moutohorā (also known as Whale Island), home to some of NZ’s most endangered birds and reptiles. Take a guided walk, discover the island’s history and dig your own spa on the hot water beach.

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$99 - $99

Qualmark Rating for Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary

Take a short boat ride to visit one of NZ’s most restricted wildlife sanctuaries. Moutohorā (also known as Whale Island) is home to a number of endangered bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (NZ parakeet), and the Little Brown Kiwi. It is also home to NZ’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara, and three other species of lizard. Visitors to the island will learn about the island’s cultural significance to the local Māori iwi which had a village based on the island in pre-European times. Along with spectacular views and beautiful flora, visitors can dig their own personal spa on the island’s secluded hot water beach.

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OPENING TIMES

Business Hours:
6.30am - 9pm

Months of Operation:
All months of the year

FACILITIES AND FEATURES

Proximity to town:
300m

Proximity to airport:
11km

Proximity to bus:
300m

Parking:
1

Weather Considerations:
Weather dependant

Amenities:

PRICING AND CONDITIONS

Pricing
Adult $99 - $99
Child $59 - $59

Activity Duration:
4 hours

Conditions:
Our tours to Moutohorā operate exclusively on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays each week, however, they are subject to weather and demand. Bookings are essential.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours are weather dependent and each passenger will be contacted the evening prior to the tour to confirm departure. We do not have any cancellation penalties and passengers are free to cancel at anytime.