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Motu Kaikoura Trust

Location of Motu Kaikoura IslandA rugged, remote island which forms the sheltered waters of Port Fitzroy, and typifies much of what Great Barrier is renowned for; beautiful coast line, rocky peaks, and flocks of Kaka.


Eradicate introduced pests to provide our native Flora and Fauna species with a safe haven and develop facilities to accommodate volunteers, scientific researchers, youth, day visitors and a range of outdoor interest groups.


80m west of Great Barrier Island in the outer Hauraki Gulf.


Motu Kaikoura is an island of 564 ha surrounded by steep rugged cliffs.

Organisations involved

Motu Kaikoura Trust

Management history

Fallow deer are to be removed by profesional hunters during 2007.


Open to the public as a scenic reserve.