Koru Care Otago Charitable Trust

Formed in 1988, Koru Care Otago is a Charitable Trust made up of Otago residents. Originally founded by Air New Zealand staff, it now includes a wide group of people interested in our work. We rely on financial support from a wide variety of community organisations, private companies and individuals.


Every year, Koru Care Otago makes dreams come true for children with serious illnesses and/or disabilities. We do this by taking them to the theme parks on the Gold Coast of Australia. During the rest of the year, much of the Trust's work involves fundraising, so that most of the trip costs are covered. In addition, Trust members travel with the children, providing round the clock care and companionship.


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You only need to see the smiles on their faces to appreciate what a difference one small trip can make.


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Koru Care fundraises every penny to provide these children with:

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  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Entry to all the attractions
  • Meals
  • On-site medical care and 24 hour caregivers

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Apply for you child to go on a Koru Care Otago trip:

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If you would like to apply to send your child on a Koru Care Otago trip please download and complete the application form and send it in to us.


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Koru Care Otago Charitable Trust is Sponsored by:

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