Follow Us

Latest News

Share the mauri and the mana of the Maunga

Share the mauri and the mana of the Maunga

21 February 2019

The story of Tāne-mahuta, god of the forest and birds, separating his parents, Rangi-nui and Papatūānuku is a reminder that we are all related – the land, the weather, trees, insects, reptiles, fish, birds and of course, us! Ourforest ecosystem would not function without these connections. When our ancestors, both Māori and Pākehā,  arrived on New Zealand shores, they were met by towering forest trees and a wall of birdsong. The forest was, and continues to be, essential to life in New Zealand. 

Join Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari guide Daniel in a special guided tour experience of Te Tui a Taane, our southern enclosure, as he shares his passion for the ngahere (forest) and mātauranga Māori (traditional knowledge).

Come on a tour of discovery where nature is the ultimate teacher! This tour is suitable for all ages and pricing starts at just $20 for a child.