Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
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.