Motuihe Island has beautiful native plants, birds and lizards, significant historic sites and fantastic recreation opportunities.
Experience an island which has been transformed from farmland to a home for kiwis, tuatara, geckos and other rare and endangered birds.
15 January Sunday Public Planting Day
26 February Sunday Public Planting Day
12 March Sunday Public Planting Day
26 March Sunday Public Planting Day
9 April Sunday Public Planting Day
23 April Sunday Public Planting Day
7 May Sunday Public Planting Day
21 May Sunday Public Planting Day
4 June Sunday Public Planting Day
18 June Sunday Public Planting Day
2 July Sunday Public Planting Day
16 July Sunday Public Planting Day
30 July Sunday Public Planting Day
13 August Sunday Public Planting Day
27 August Sunday Public Planting Day
10 September Sunday Public Planting Day
24 September Sunday Public Planting Day
8 October Sunday Public Planting Day
5 November Sunday Public Planting Day
19 November Sunday Public Planting Day
3 December Sunday Public Planting Day
17 December Sunday Public Planting Day
Help restore one of the best conservation islands in Hauraki Gulf
Individuals and groups welcome
We welcome all ages and all abilities. Plant one or 50 native trees. No experience required.
Visitors and day trippers welcome
See dates for our volunteer days on the first page of this website.
Fullers Ferry departs Pier 4 at 9.15am and Motuihe Island at 3.30 pm
Ferry tickets: $21.50 (volunteers). $28 (non volunteers) from the Fullers' ticket office at pier 1.
Volunteers need a discount card, available from a Motuihe representative standing near Pier 1 Ticket office from 8.45am on the day
Cancellations: Subject to weather - please ring 0800668844 after 7 am on the day to check for cancellationsRead More
Motuihe Restoration Trust welcomes mid week corporate and school groups by arrangement.
Email Fiona Alexander at email@example.com for school groups
Email Simon Sheen at firstname.lastname@example.org for corporate groups
The following days are available for mid week trips:
20 January 2017
22 February 2017Read More
Bookings for mid week trips and Sunday volunteer days are essential. Email email@example.com
Motuihe is a dog-free and pest-free island.www.treasureislands.co.nz Help keep it that way by checking your bags for stowaways.
Motuihe Island Restoration Trust offers a BBQ with sausages, bread and tea/coffee at the plant nursery at 1.00pm on volunteer days.
The BBQ is free for volunteers and $5 for non-volunteers.
Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks
BBQ available for use by groups.
Sea Shuttles Water Taxi
This service is combined with Motutapu and Rakino Islands. Friday night 5pm Saturday morning 9am and returning Sunday evening at 5pm.
Minimum number of 6pax per trip but they have the option of topping up a little to make the trip run.
Their boat is parked on the plastic jetty in front of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club at Okahu Bay which is on Tamaki Drive the next bay around from Mission Bay going towards the city. There is free parking behind the yacht club in the white spaces (as opposed to the yellow spaces).
Price to Motuhihe is $25.00 per person one way or $45.00 return. They also offer a private charter for $175.00 each way for 8 to 10 passengers depending on amount of gear.
Phone 021 779 371 for enquiries and bookings.
Motuihe Island offers sheltered moorings, toilets, camping and a summer kiosk selling ice creams and offering guided tours.Read More
Pacific gecko return to Hauraki Gulf’s Motuihe Island - The return of 54 Pacific gecko to Motuihe Island adds another successful translocation to the Motuihe Island story.Read More