Island Conservation Centre

Otehei Bay has a long and rich history. For generations it has been home to a wide range of native plants and wildlife, as well as being a relaxed island getaway for local and international visitors.

When you visit the islands of Ipipiri in the eastern Bay of Islands you arrive in the wildlife sanctuary protected by 'Project Island Song', where you can experience some of the unique endangered birds and plants that are unique to New Zealand.

Step inside the Otehei Bay Conservation Centre to gain an insight into Project Island Song's work to protect and restore the unique natural habitat and wildlife on these beautiful islands. Gain an understanding of why invasive pest mammals were removed from the islands in 2009, and familiarise yourself with the islands' rich and long history during a short video presentation.

Venture out to discover for yourself the spectacular scenery of these islands and you will understand why Explore is so proud to support and financially contribute to Project Island Song. Project Island Song local Hapu, the Guardians of the Bay of Islands (community group), and the Department of Conservation work with Explore to return rare and endangered wildlife to the island sanctuaries.

Remember -  Before you visit these pest free islands, STOP, CHECK your gear for pests and then GO (have fun).

Open daily: 9.00am - 5.30pm


Find out more fun things to do at Otehei Bay here 

Where to find our Booking office:

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Paihia, Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)