Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Pukeatua

4.8
#16 of 45 in Nature in Waikato Region
Island · Nature / Park
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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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  • A nice place to spend a few hours doing the 5km of sanctuary walks, watching/listening to bird life and learning about the trees and shrubs. There is a longer mountain crossing track available as a... 
    A nice place to spend a few hours doing the 5km of sanctuary walks, watching/listening to bird life and learning about the trees and shrubs. There is a longer mountain crossing track available as a...  more »
  • What a great spot ! Had the guided tour of the southern enclosure by a lovely , knowledgeable lady . Continued our journey on the Rata and Nikau tracks . Birds seen today were piwakawaka, kereru... 
    What a great spot ! Had the guided tour of the southern enclosure by a lovely , knowledgeable lady . Continued our journey on the Rata and Nikau tracks . Birds seen today were piwakawaka, kereru...  more »

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