Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary

Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary has been created over the last 10 years to protect and enhance our special New Zealand wildlife. Hundreds of volunteers have pulled together since 2005 to restore this headland of coastal bush and establish access. Firstly, in 2008, a specially constructed fence was built to keep out all of introduced animal pests. This fence creates the 40 hectare ‘mainland island’ of Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary. A 2.8 km track was constructed encircling the Sanctuary. A jetty and pontoon and landing area (the only access to the Sanctuary) have been built in Shakespeare Bay.

The Sanctuary is always open, and is a short boat ride from Picton. Any water vessels can drop visitors off at the jetty. There is no entrance fee to go into the Sanctuary. If you don't have access to a boat, the water transport operators on the foreshore of Picton can help get you there.