Conditions on the Maunga

Conditions on the Maunga are normal and access levels are open to all public.

Weather conditions on the maunga: Cloudy periods throughout the day and the temperature drops within the Southern enclosure. So bring a jacket. Sunny weather throughout the Waikato this week so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen but the odd shower. So bring wet weather gear with you if the conditions on the Maunga change.

Weather report provided by Metservice 

Week 10/05/2021:

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain. Humid northerlies.

Tuesday: Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Rain developing at night. Humid northerlies.

Wednesday: Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the afternoon and becoming fine. Winds changing southerly in the morning.

Thursday: Fine, easterlies easing.

Friday: Fine, cloud increasing later. Light winds.

Saturday: Cloudy, with rain developing. Northeasterlies.

Sunday: Showers with light winds.


Track access: ALL tracks are currently open and clear to the public.


School term 2 has started!

If you are visiting the Sanctuary during the week, please be aware that school groups visit during the school term. So some tracks in the Southern enclosure may be quite busy. Keep an eye on our social media for daily updates on what is happening around the Sanctuary.



Please be aware that this Friday our Visitor centre will be closed to the public for a private function. The Sanctuary itself will still be open to the public and we will have our helpful staff and volunteers near the entrace to help any visitors.