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. Winter is upon us which means that the days are shorter and the tracks get darker, earlier. Be sure to take this into consideration when planning your next visit to the sanctuary.

Weather report provided by Metservice 

Week 28/06/2021:

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a few showers. Westerlies turning fresh southwesterly this afternoon.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a few showers in the early morning, then fine. Fresh southwesterlies, easing later in afternoon.

Wednesday: Fine. Morning frosts. Light winds.

Thursday: Fine. Morning frosts. Light winds.

Friday: Fine. Southeasterlies.

Saturday: Fine. Southerlies.

Sunday: Fine with light winds.

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


We've finished our tītipounamu Rifleman translocation!

We have completed our titipounamu Rifleman translocations. We relocated 40 birds from Pirongia and 40 birds from Pureora Forest throughout May and June and we can confirm that our translocations for the year are complete. 

When visiting the sanctuary, enquire with our friendly team to give you an insight into where you can view these beautiful birds.

Follow our Instagram for more on these amazing species!

Night Tours have started on the Maunga!

Book in now to be part of our exclusive Sanctuary Mountain Night Tours! Maungatautari really comes alive in the night and through these tours you are able to experience what makes the night so special. Each tour only has capacity for 10 people so get in quick! Dates are limited and are on a first in first served basis. Make sure not to miss out!

School term 2 is coming to an end!

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.

With the term 2 school holidays quickly approaching, please keep an eye out for any news upcoming events you and your whanau can get involved in.