Situated in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and linked by causeway to Rangitoto, Motutapu Island is New Zealand's best volunteering destination. Both islands were declared pest free sanctuaries in August 2011.

Volunteer work for The Motutapu Restoration Trust includes tree planting, weedbusting, nursery work and other volunteer activities. Only 30 minutes ferry ride from Auckland City, this project is the largest ecological restoration conservation endeavour in New Zealand.

Next Volunteer Day

Sunday 1 March 2015 - Weedbusting, Nursery Work, Reid Homestead Hosting, Visitor Hosting

Our next Public Volunteer Day is Sunday 1 March. Please note that the Fullers return ferry sailing from Home Bay leaves at 4.15pm. Please book your volunteer day by email to or phone (09 522 0919) or text (0275 570 845). Space may be limited - make sure you register. Come join us on the island ! Check out Volunteer Days for future dates. Make sure you bring your togs for a swim at Home Bay!