Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, North Island

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#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 Cambridge vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cambridge trip planner .
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  • Enclosed by the longest predator fence in the world, this conservation reserve gives a feeling for the way the central north island would have been before humans arrived 700 years ago. Definitely wort...  more »
  • If you have limited time to get an idea how New Zealand must have looked like before the Europeans arrived to this hidden corner of the world, you need to look no further. It is approx. 2 and a half h...  more »
  • If you have ever wondered what New Zealand was like before humans came this is probably as close as you are going to get This place deserves your support that walk is well formed with heaps of options...  more »

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