There are many ways you can experience our sanctuary, from day time tours of either an ancient forest with its meandering pathways or take a guided tour and explore the secrets of the Tautari wetland with the endangered species the takahe and tuatara, through to a dusk to dark experience where you may have the opportunity to listen for kiwi calling and marvel at a curtain of glow worms lit up under a night sky.
As a charitable trust every cent we make goes straight back into the maintenance of the facilities and the conservation work. By visiting us you are directly helping to restore, protect and sustain a New Zealand eco-system and all of its inhabitants.
As we are a mountain environment please ensure you have adequate warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes. We have refreshments available for purchase at the visitor centre located near the southern enclosure, Tari Road, Pukeatua.
From Thursday, 7th November construction is starting on our new car park. This will be built on the southern side of our visitor centre.
We hope there will be minimal disruption to our visitors and while space is limited by a pile of gravel, car parking is as usual for all visitors to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. If you require help with accessibility please phone ahead so we're able to communicate ahead to our contractors and enable easier access for you to our visitor centre.