Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

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#46 of 202 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 Putaruru vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Putaruru trip planner .
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  • I came late in the day which was not so good. I could hear lots of birds but with the cloudy skies, I could not identify them. It would be a great place to come early and spend the entire morning. The...  more »
  • After visiting the fenced area several times we decided to give the over the mountain track a try..great walk through native nz forest upto the saddle from the visitor centre..listen and look for nati...  more »
  • We went early before others so for the most part it was very quiet so you could hear the wonderful song birds, hear their wings and locate the birds. We saw 5 types, some multiple times. 5km walked in...  more »
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