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Rotoroa Island Volunteer Planting Day

Rotoroa Island Volunteer Planting Day

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  • Sat 26 May ’12, 8:45am – 5:15pm


Rotoroa Island, Rotoroa Island


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult volunteer (return): $29.40


Rotoroa Island

Keen to help the reforestation of Rotoroa Island? Then come along for our next volunteer day on Saturday 26th May (raindate Sunday 27th May). You'll get a discounted ferry fare, and get to work alongside the great conservation team on Rotoroa.

How to book:
360 Discovery Cruises are providing special discounted ferry fares for volunteers. Numbers are limited to 30, so be quick and book online: select Auckland to Rotoroa return, and enter ROTVOL as a promotion code to get your special ferry fare, or call 360 Discovery on 0800 360 3472. Make sure you mention you are heading to the island for the volunteer day to get the discounted rate.

What to bring:
Your lunch and plenty of water to drink; sturdy footwear (tramping boots or good grip sand shoes - no open toe shoes); several layers of clothes and wet weather gear; sunscreen and sun hat; gardening gloves and spade if you have them. Please bring any medication if you need it as there are no pharmacy supplies on the island (especially if you are an allergy or hay fever sufferer as you will be working among bush).

What we’ll provide:
Gloves and spades, if you don’t have any; plants; tea, coffee and water; supervisors with plenty of interesting stories and good humour!

Plan for the day
8:45am: Volunteers depart on the 360 Discovery Cruise.
10am: Arrive on Rotoroa, welcome introduction, safety briefing, plan for the day
10:30am: Volunteer work begins (break for lunch, tea and coffee at 12:30).
3pm: Finish work and explore the island.
4:30pm: Special presentation on restoration of Rotoroa Island
5:15pm: Return to Auckland on the 360 Discovery ferry.

Note: Not suitable for young children, those 8 years and older are welcome however they must be supervised.

While unlikely to cancel unless terrible weather, here’s how you can be sure it’s going ahead. Check our website or Facebook Page on Saturday 26th where we’ll post any updates. If you are unsure, please call 021 2408777

Supervision and guidance on the day will be provided by Rotoroa Island caretakers and Jo Ritchie, a specialist in restoration ecology. A special thank you to 360 Discovery for providing a generous discount for our Volunteers.

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