Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Pukeatua

4.8
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. 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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  • We visited the southern enclosure with our 2 year old daughter. The 30min walk to the viewing tower was great and our daughter loved it. The track are well maintained and easy to push our mountain...  more »
  • Highly recommended! The southern enclosure is a beautiful, mature bush setting with an abundance of birds & birdsong. You don’t get this level of birds in normal, unprotected NZ bush. We did all the.....  more »
  • My wife and I both in our 60s and our 9 year old grandson walked both the Rata and Nikau tracks. The day was very hot but we were in the forest shelter so it was pleasant. Went to the bird feeding...  more »

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