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FT03: Orokonui

Nature lovers will jump at the chance to visit Dunedin’s predator free sanctuary, located half an hour from town in a warm north facing valley. Here you have an opportunity to photograph bush birds such as tui and bellbirds around the feeders, and if you’re lucky a South Island kaka. Throughout the forest, you can also spot South Island tomtits with their yellow breasts, and the friendly South Island robin. Just through the double gate, the two most exotic species can be found, a takahe pair, and the endemic Otago skink. A good population of fernbirds has also built up here.

Trip Specifics

Ambassador:Local photographer Paul Sorrell spends half his life at Orokonui and knows it like the back of his hand. Paul will be on this trip to answer questions and inspire your photography.
Added extras:A Fuji representative will be on this trip with an outstanding selection of the latest Fuji equipment for you to try, including the new Fuji GFX camera and the 100-400mm and the 80mm macro lenses.

Important Trip Information

Icons made by SimpleIcon from CC 3.0 BYThis trip is on Friday morning.
Icons made by Chanut is Industries from CC 3.0 BYIf you are looking for nature photo opportunities, then this is the trip for you.
A selection of refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre cafe.
Icons made by Smashicons from CC 3.0 BYWalking shoes and a warm jacket are advised.
Icons made by Smashicons from CC 3.0 BYTransport for this trip is via Heritage Bus. Please note, these buses do not kneel like modern buses, so there is a step required to enter/exit the bus.
"Icons made by Freepik from CC 3.0 BYToilets are available in the Visitor Centre outside the predator-proof fence.
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Two of the feeders can be reached on a level path within a few hundred meters of the entrance.
The skink and takahe area is also an easy walk.
For the more active, there are numerous tracks heading down the valley.
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