regular guided tours

See below for information about our regular guided tours which run Tuesday through to Sunday.  All tours must be booked 24 hours in advance to ensure we have our Guides available for your visit.  Please call the Visitror Centre if your booking enquiry is within this timeframe - 07 870 5180.  If you would like to visit on a particular date, choose the date or date range on the calendar on the left, and the page will show all the tours available on that date.

If you have special interests or would like a very detailed insight into some area of our project, we can arrange a customised guided tour with a specialist guide who has in-depth knowledge of your area of interest. Contact us to find out more about our customised and special interest tours.

Kiwi Health Check Waiting List - please send us an email if you'd like to be notified about future Kiwi Health Checks.

Our regular tours have limited numbers to ensure visitors receive personal attention and have the opportunity to ask questions. We can cater for larger groups too with customised guided tours. Find out more about group tours.

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Kiwi Health Check - 10:30am

Kiwi Health Check - Events Get up close and personal with a New Zealand icon during a kiwi health check at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. During this special encounter you will have the opportunity to closely observe one of these iconic birds during a regular check-up and...
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Dusk to Dark - 5:30pm

Dusk to Dark - Events This magical twilight experience introduces you to the night-time world of Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest from sunset to nightfall. Marvel at curtains of glow-worms, view koura (native crayfish) by torchlight, and search for weta. Look...
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(All year) Tuatara Wetlands Tour (allow 1.5 hours) - 1:00pm

Takahe Explore our Wetland and learn how 80% of wetlands in the Waikato were drained for agricultural use, and why they need to be restored. You will learn about our large scale project, vision and the history of Maungatautari. Find out about the...
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(All year) Morning Manu Tour (allow 1.5 hours) - 9:00am

Tower Safe from pest predators, the native forest inside the Southern Enclosure is lush, with glorious regrowth. The flowers and fruits provide breakfast for the numerous native bird species. Learn about the ecosystem of the forest and the species that...
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(All year) Forest Manu Tour (allow 1.5 hours) - 11:00am

Tower Safe from pest predators, the native forest inside the Southern Enclosure is lush, with glorious regrowth, flowers and fruits providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for the numerous native bird species. Learn about the biodiversity of the forest and...
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Top Tips

“Just through the entrance to the Southern Enclosure there’s a large tree on the right hand side with a hollow trunk. Turn on the flash on your camera and take a photo up inside the trunk. You may be lucky to snap some posing wetas!”  - John, visitor

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