Before you visit the Maunga

Northern enclosure entry: 

The northern enclosure located at Hicks Road is NOT able to be accessed by public. There are access issues between the private landowners and Waipa District Council.

Until the issues are resolved, Council advise all visitors to use the Tari Road entrance.  If you are using Wairere Traverse you will need to return to Tari Road for access off the Mountain.

Council is disappointed at this situation and is working hard to restore public access as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

For enquiries, please contact the Council at 0800 924 723.


Finding the : 

Our address is 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua 3450 on the southern side of the Maunga. Our is at the top of the hill with our driveway being the last on the left before you see the entrance gates. 

We suggest using your GPS or Google maps to find our . 

Opening hours:  

Manu Tioriori is open from 9.00am to 4:00pm daily. Closed 25th December. You can access our Over The Mountain track any time of the day, any day of the week, with access being available behind our VIsitor Centre.

Food at the maunga: 

There is a selection of snacks and beverages. Including tea, coffee, fruit juices and water. Cafe style food for a proper lunch is not available. We highly recommend visitors to bring their own packed lunch if you are wanting something substantial to eat. We recommend a food stop in Kihikihi/Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Putaruru or Arapuni.

Forest venue: 

The forest provides dense cover, which can mean on warm days it will still be colder inside the forest. Bringing layered clothing is advisable. 

Tracks are well-maintained, though it is still a mountain with steep, uneven surfaces. Sturdy, covered footwear is advised. The tracks suit those with a reasonable fitness level. 

Bathroom facilities: 

There are bioloos and bathroom facilities in and around the Visitor Centre. There is also a bioloo situated in southern enclosure near the Events Centre. 

There are no bathroom facilities on the Over The Mountain track. The Bush is your bathroom!