Kaikoura Island I Motu Kaikoura
An open sanctuary promoting wilderness education, ecosystem restoration and public recreation on an offshore island.


Volunteer on the island

On the this website you can find information about how you can get involved in conservation.  As a volunteer you will help with many different conservation tasks such as bird counts, habitat restoration, hut maintenance, historic building restoration, weed control, pine tree poisoning, etc. It’s practical work, mostly outdoors, that gives you the opportunity to meet new people, to learn new skills and to contribute to conservation in New Zealand.

 Visit and Volunteer

Visit and Volunteer

Visiting and helping on the Island

Get in touch for a great chance to experience working on a wildlife sanctuary and contribute to the Trust's restoration efforts. Learn more about this, including how to apply.