Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Pukeatua

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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  • The bush is beautiful and very peaceful. Having the guide to point out birds and plants really added to the experience. I will be back  more »
  • Maungatautari Sanctuary is on the mend. Every time i visit the vegetation is getting better and better. Bird life is prolific but often difficult to see as the canopy is so high but patience is genera...  more »
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