Limestone Island Whangarei

Limestone Island Open for everyone to enjoy, and just a boat ride from Whangarei city or a short paddle from the suburb of Onerahi, community input has transformed Matakohe-Limestone Island from degraded pasture into a regenerating forest habitat – 155,000 trees planted and counting.

Mammalian predators have been eradicated from the island, meaning this ‘new’ forest is now a safe home for a growing variety of threatened native fauna that has been re-introduced, including kiwi, banded rail, New Zealand dotterel, moko skink and forest gecko.

Limestone island trips

Just a quick reminder that most Sundays the good vessel the MV Waipapa leaves from the town basin in Whangarei for a harbour cruise with a stopover at the island for approximately an hour. This is an awesome way for people to visit this awesome place that usually could not normally do so with a friendly crew to boot. Check below for sailing dates and more details.

You can contact Tony & Heather Gamley on 09 436 4467 or 021 145 0082 or 021 026 02831.