Visiting the islands? Check out our easy biosecurity checklist before you go.

The wild side of
the Bay of Islands

years pest free
trees planted
endangered species reintroduced

Returning bird song to the Bay of Islands

Project Island Song is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary covering the seven islands in the eastern Bay of Islands. The project works to restore and protect the natural eco-systems and heritage of the Bay of Islands so that it is here for everyone, forever.

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Pest control &

Discover Ipipiri, the eastern Bay of Islands pest-free wildlife sanctuary

Walk amongst regenerating native bush that is teeming with fascinating and rare wildlife, take in stunning sea views, listen to the birdsong, and spot reintroduced tīeke (saddleback), kākāriki (red crowned parakeet), toutouwai (North Island robin), pōpokotea (whitehead), pāteke (brown teal), and many more. With nine walking tracks suitable for all levels of ability, beautiful swimming beaches, and the chance of spotting some dolphins on the way, the islands offer a spectacular day out for the whole family.

Visiting the pest-free wildlife sanctuary?

Thanks to huge efforts from across our community and beyond, the special islands of Ipipiri are now a safe, vibrant haven where our vulnerable native species can thrive. You can help to protect them by taking some simple steps to ensure the islands remain pest-free.

Get involved

Project Island Song is a charity. We rely on the generous support of everyday kiwis, businesses, and visitors to the Bay of Islands. Do you want to protect Aotearoa’s unique native species, and ensure they are around for future generations to experience? There are many ways you can be part of securing the future for the wildlife of Ipipiri.

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Report a pest sighting

It is vital that the islands of Ipipiri remain pest free.

If you have seen a pest on the islands, please call the island pest detection hotline immediately:

0800 362 468

Please follow up with an email to Project Island Song giving details of the sighting. Thank you.

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