Tikore Island

Environmental Reserve Management Plan

Location and Access

Tikore Island is located within Bluff Harbour to the north east of Greenpoint Reserve around 500 metres off shore.  Rabbit Island is located to the north east of Tikore Island.  Access can only be gained by boat.

Amenity Value

Tikore Island provides scenic amenity and historical value to the residents of Bluff and Invercargill.  These values should be protected as a representation of the environment that would have existed in the past.

Highly visible from the State Highway, this island is a significant landmark in the Bluff Harbour. 

Recreational Use

Due to accessibility issues, Tikore Island offers minimal recreational opportunities for the residents of the region.  The Island is appreciated instead for natural, historical and scenic values.  These values take precedence over recreation on the Island.