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Faq's

The pink ribbons mark the tracking lines walked monthly by volunteers who service our pest monitoring tunnels. Please do not attempt to follow these tracks or interfere with the ribbons.

Kiwi are nocturnal and you are unlikely to see one during the day. You are likely to hear their shrill cry during a dusk/night walk, and if you are very lucky you may see one. Alternatively look out for our kiwi health checks which are listed on our Visit Us page when they are available.

8:30am to 4:00pm daily – closed 25th Decmeber

Access to the Over the Mountain track and the northern enclosure is available 24 hours a day. Night walking is not recommended.  See Contact Us page for more information.

We charge an explorer pass fee for entry to the southern enclosure (Te Tui a Taane).  This fee helps us maintain facilities in and around the southern enclosure including the visitor centre, viewing tower, tracks, toilets and signage, as well as supporting our conservation work. Please see the Visit Us page for further information.

At Manu Tioriori visitor centre you’ll find information and displays about the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari project, there are also helpful staff and volunteers to answer your questions or help you book a guided tour.  You can make use of the toilet facilities, reading area (where you can browse information related to the mountain and its wildlife) and a kids corner with colouring activities and puzzles.  You can also browse the retail area where you can purchase souvenirs and refreshments including tea, coffee, snacks and ice-creams.

The easiest way to find us is using a GPS – the address you’ll need to use is 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua. See our Find Us information for a link to a map.

A number of transport and tour companies will bring visitors to the sanctuary. Carrington Tours TIME Unlimited and HeadFirst contact these operators directly for more information.

You can leave your car on the southern side of the mountain where Out in the Styx offers a chargeable drop-off service to the northern entrance.  For further information or to book, phone 07 872 4505.

There is one toilet in the southern enclosure near the events centre alternatively you will find toilet facilities at Manu Tioriori visitor ventre at the end of Tari Road, Pukeatua

You can buy refreshments such as cookies, muesli bars, snacks and ice-creams at our visitor centre.  Alternatively there are a cafes and eateries in nearby towns a short drive away (approximately 15 minutes).