It's all about sanctuary

Our Vision - Share the Mauri and Mana of the Maunga

Our Purpose - Inspired Kaitiaki

Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari began with a dream to protect the plant and animal species living on Maungatautari. This ancient eco-system has been recognised as a reserve since 1912 and 90 years later the community came together to restore and protect this precious environment installing one of the largest pest-proof fences in the world.

It's a compelling story, have a read through our history, our flora and our wildlife that has only been made possible through the vision and aspriaton of a community.

Sancturay Mountain Maungatautari History
Our History

From the dawn of time, to the first arrival of humans and onwards to this current day, Maungatautari has endured.

Endangered bird reserve
Our Wildlife

Bird sanctuary for endangered species, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is home to kiwi & takahē.

Our Flora

Filled with ancient forest both the canopy and ground of the sanctuary provides insight of a time long past.