Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust oversees the Tui Nature Reserve Biodiversity project, a project that was started in 1994 with the aim of restoration of the natural heritage of the Otuhoto Peninsula in the Waitata Reach, Outer Pelorus, Marlborough Sounds.This award winning project is well on its way to being successful in the restoration of the native habitat and its wildlife, breeding of captive native species for release and the planned re-introduction of species formerly present, such as the South Island Robin. This has been made possible with the help of many volunteers from all over the world.The Trust has developed educational programmes for young people to encourage the awareness of environmental matters. Read More
Tui Nature Reserve is just one of those places you've got to see with your own eyes. Winners of the Marlborough 'Supreme Environment Award' in 2010, this showcase conservation project welcomes you to experience the unique sights and sounds of the lush forest, New Zealand is so famous for.Both accommodation options, the Tui Haven and the Falcon Retreat allow you to immerse yourself in 'native New Zealand' with bird song, outstanding ocean views and comfort. While you stay at the reserve, join us on our guided eco boat tour, giving you the opportunity to see the majestic coves, waterways and marine wildlife of the Pelorus in the Marlborough Sounds and catch a fish for dinner on the way back. Still availability over the summer period.Read More
Tui Nature Reserve is made up of 42 hectares of mature and regenerating native bush, located in the Outer Pelorus of the Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island. Thirty-eight hectares are legally protected as part of the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, thus ensuring preservation for generations to come. As part of a peninsula with no road access, the Reserve will in time become one of New Zealand's few 'mainland island' sanctuaries.
Enjoy the beautiful walking tracks, secluded beaches, kayaking, native mature bush, guided bush walks, night walks or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
To sustain this conservation project we offer you the opportunity to stay at the accommodation available on the reserve and organize an eco boat tour from the reserve.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Your hosts Brian, Ellen, Leona, Liam, & Esmae Plaisier
What's happening at the reserve ? . . . Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - Lots of progress has been made with the buildings for the breeding programme ... read blog update
Boat cruise to one of the most isolated parts of the Marlborough Sounds, only available for people staying at Tui Nature Reserve. Great bird watching tour, includes visit to the rare King Shag colony at the entrance of the Pelorus Sound.
Leona and her dogs Bail and Chase are on Macquarie Island and will stay till the end of the year to comb over every meter of the island to find any traces of mice or rats before the island can be declared 'pest free'. Click here to read updates from Leona.
Winners of the Marlborough Environment Award 2009/2010
Voted by BBC Wildlife Magazine 8th of 10 Top Eco Destinations in the World!
5 eco star accommodation - rated on the Eco Hotels of the World website
Phone: 0800 107077 (NZ)or: +64 (0)27 4483447Private Bag 65023 Havelock 7150 Marlborough