This island was closed to the public for over a hundred years when it was an addiction-treatment centre. Interesting buildings still stand and there’s a fascinating small museum with island history.
Bring your camera for stunning views of the island sanctuary, home to some rare NZ native birds and reptiles. Including Weka that are running around everywhere!
Bring swimwear, ample food and water, and a change of warm clothing in case it turns chilly at the end of the day waiting for the ferry.
Please ensure that all of your gear is completely clean and devoid of seeds to protect our treasure islands biosecurity:
There’s usually some free parking on a Sunday in the streets in and around Viaduct Harbour Ave and Pakenham Street. Otherwise it’s downtown parking buildings.
The Downtown carpark is right across the road from the wharf at $10 for all day. (Vehicle height clearance 1.9m).
Bookings: Please pre-book with Fullers at https://www.fullers.co.nz/experiences-tours/walking-tracks/rotoroa-island/. There is no bus this week.
*** Please bring plenty of water as it's bound to be hot!!!!
Cost: Ferry tickets $55 for adults, $33 for children (5-15 years) No Bus Today!!!!!
Extra information: https://www.rotoroa.org.nz/visit
Ferry Timetable: https://www.fullers.co.nz/timetables-and-fares/?from=AUCK&to=ROTO&date=2020%2F02%2F16
Depart: 8.45 am at Pier 4, 139 Quay Street, downtown ferry terminal.
Please arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. Ferry takes 60 - 75 minutes.
Return/Leave: From Rotoroa Island at 5.15 pm
Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies)