Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

4.9
#46 of 203 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 Arapuni vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Arapuni trip planner .
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  • September 13, 2017
    This is such a wonderful place it is hard to do it justice in a description. Lots of trails to meander through the native forest and seeing flora and fauna you wouldn't normally see. Helpful informati...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    Overwhelming experience. When you really think about the scope of this project it boggles the mind. The fence constructed around the project immediately reminded us of Jurassic Park and is truly extra...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    16th July 2017 Started from the Northern side at Hicks Road. The walk starts over farmland for the first 20 mins or so and is a nice easy warm up for things to come. Once in the enclosure you follow t...  more »

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