Welcome to Hauraki Gulf Islands!
A jewel of New Zealand’s Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island), the Hauraki Gulf is known for its stunning natural beauty, incredible biodiversity and unique cultural history.
Cruising through the gulf’s crystal-clear waters, you’re likely to see hundreds of seabirds skimming the seas, countless fish and even the occasional pod of dolphins or migrating whales!
Make a difference.
Our work on the Hauraki Gulf Islands is hands on. We’ll work on both Rakino and the Noises Islands, on protected areas and private land set aside for conservation.
Our focus is on bushland restoration. We’ll remove weeds that threaten native species and the habitats they call home. Depending on the weather, we’ll also map and set up monitoring programs for marine species.
This is a unique chance to work alongside a group of inspiring, like-minded people, local conservationists and island locals. The work makes a real difference to this beautiful part of the world.
Discover Hauraki’s natural wonders.
There’s also plenty of time to relax and enjoy the astonishing beauty of the islands; snorkelling in crystal waters, collecting mussels, diving for fresh scallops, ocean kayaking, bushwalking or bird-watching!
And if the weather is good to us, there might even be an overnight optional camp on Otata Island, and/or a hike across uninhabited Motuhoropapa Island (to search for giant Wētāpunga!).