Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

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#47 of 204 in Nature in North Island
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. Make Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari a centerpiece of your Pukeatua vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pukeatua trip planner .
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  • I feel so proud to support such an amazing organization!!! It is such a beautiful place teeming with wildlife. The volunteers and staff do such an amazing job here! I highly recommend visiting this be...  more »
  • A good opportunity to see a slice of genuine NZ bush complete with rare birds and amazing trees. Well marked tracks with a choice of length of walks Don't miss the viewing platform with great lookouts...  more »
  • A nice visit with a guide for the discovery of the birds and flora of this very unusual place. Does not deserve a detour but is interesting for a morning
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