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Whale (Moutohora) Island is a wild life sanctuary administered by the Department of Conservation and local Ngati Awa Maori. Guided tours to the Island are run by Diveworks Charters who have over 20 year experience with the Island and its restoration .

Whale Island also known as Moutohora Island is a wild life sanctuary administered by the Department of Conservation and local Ngati Awa Maori. Guided tours to the Island are run by Diveworks Charters who have over 20 years experience with the Island and its restoration . Home to Kiwi, Saddleback, Tui, Kakariki and the dinosaur lizard the Tuatara.

Join our guided tour to Moutohora Island. Your adventure first includes a boat
trip around this beautiful island then land for a scenic walk. Learn about the island’s history and wild life which includes Kiwi, Petrels, Dotterel, Saddlebacks and other forest birds as well as lizards and fur seals.
Bookings are essential.

Diveworks Whale Island Guided Walks are filled with first-hand island information and history. Since 1988 Phil has been tagging along with DOC and Landcare Research; clearing tracks, transporting Saddleback, kiwi and thousands of pohutukawa and rare natives to the Island. He is passionate about Whale Island, and showing you how wonderful the wildlife sanctuary has become.
“Over 35,000 people have been on Diveworks - our tour parties are small and with every trip you will feel like one of the family.”

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