Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Distance from us
35 minutes drive
Opening times

Daily: 8:30am to 4pm

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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is one of the few places you can experience New Zealand’s countryside the way it used to be. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species such as birds, skinks, geckos, frogs, bats and insects.

Step through the pest-proof gate into another world.  The forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks or take a guided tour or nature walk and learn about why this conservation project is so special.

The visitor centre is open 7 days a week, and offers light refreshments. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari