Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Waikato Region / Pukeatua / Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
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.
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari reviews
Fantastic place, you could easily spend a day here, or longer. Its just tragic to think that most of the North Island was once like this .... more »
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 »
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