Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

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Explore the natural abundance at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, a conservation project and reserve stretching over 34 sq km (13 sq mi) of forest. Protected by a large pest-proof fence that keeps non-indigenous mammalian life out, the sanctuary supports a great wealth of plant and animal life admirably reminiscent of New Zealand's pre-human environment. Endangered species, such as the stitchbird (or hihi, in Maori), enjoy life under the care of the dedicated staff, who are also on hand for guided tours and visitor information. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to learn about the richness of the mountain and the importance of conservation projects in the upkeep of New Zealand's environment and heritage. Before you head to Arapuni, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Arapuni vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Arapuni has to offer, including Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.
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  • It's inspiring to see the enormous and sustained effort taken to restore this land, the native flora and fauna. A walk through the Sanctuary is nothing less than a spiritual experience.  more »
  • I was traveling in NZ on a group tour and this was one of the scheduled stops. What a fantastic experience! To see the land returned to it's natural state was a real treat. Without predators, birds ca...  more »
  • We first visited New Zealand in 2014 and fell in love with the country, including an amazing experience in Wellington at Zealandia where they have an extensive effort to eradicate non-native fauna. So...  more »