There’s something for everything with this trip. Join us in giving back to a really cool, beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf, where we’ll enjoy helping with the planting or working in the nursery. Then we have a walk before heading back to the ferry for the return trip. There are tuataras on the island, and of course lots of native birds and historic sites. If you haven’t been on a planting day before, they usually provide sausages at lunchtime, and tea or coffee.
Make sure all your gear, including your pack and especially your boots, are scrupulously clean, adhering to the island’s biosecurity. Keep in mind that you’re heading to a treasure island.
To receive a volunteer card, which makes you eligible to receive a discounted fare, please register on the NSTC website by Tuesday, 1 May, or contact Imogen (organiser).
Cost (after volunteer discount):
- $24.50 for all adults
- $12.60 children
Ferry Tickets and Departure:
- Auckland City Downtown Ferry Terminal
Arrive at the Pier 1 ticket office before 9:00 am to meet one of the Motuihe Island volunteers and receive your volunteer card for the the discounted fare.
The ferry departs from Pier 4 at 9:15 am.
Arrive at the terminal before 9:10 am to meet Imogen (organiser) and receive your volunteer card for the discounted fare.
The ferry departs Devonport at 9:25 am.
The ferry leaves Motuihe Island at 3.15 pm.
On the Sunday morning of the trip, please call 0800 668 8443 after 7:00 am to see if the planting day has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Organiser: Imogen Mob 0272-898-440 (newbies, no texts please)
More information: See http://www.motuihe.org.nz
***** Please note final numbers required by Tuesday 01 May evening (we've allowed for a few extras). *****