Few people have the opportunity to get to Hauturu, with access heavily restricted and landing prohibited except by permit. This is to protect the island’s ecosystem.
Hauturu has no wharf – just a slipway for use in favourable conditions. Due to its steep cliffs, landing is (fortunately) difficult.
Permits are issued for research, education, cultural or management purposes.
Hauturu is a global symbol of conservation success and innovation. Its status as New Zealand’s oldest nature reserve and its most intact, least disturbed ecosystem, make it truly unique.
In 1895, Hauturu-ō-Toi / Little Barrier Island became New Zealand’s first Nature Reserve.
The best way you can support the Hauturu Supporters Trust is to contribute financially to our work. We encourage supporters to make an annual or monthly donation if possible.