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.
|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:||Canon will accompany this trip with a selection of outstanding Canon equipment and lenses specifically to suit the nature and macro photographic opportunities.|
Important Trip Information
|This trip is on Saturday morning.|
|If you are looking for nature photo opportunities, then this is the trip for you. http://orokonui.nz/
A selection of refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre cafe.
|Walking shoes and a warm jacket are advised.|
|Transport 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.|
|Toilets are available in the Visitor Centre outside the predator-proof fence.|
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.