Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

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Island Nature / Park
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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  • I was expecting a really amazing experience after reading all the reviews, and paying $20 to go in, however the walk itself is very average. It definitely has lots of nice nature, but there are many f...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our trip to this Sanctuary. It was great to be in the great outdoors, listening to the birds and just enjoying the peace and quiet. We enjoyed the walks in the Southern Enclosure and...  more »
  • We had a wonderful time exploring this area. It would not have been as interesting if we had not gone on the tour. It was an inspiration to speak with the guides in the reception. They were so friendl...  more »