Support us

Support us

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a charitable trust and a community led project at heart, with passionate and dedicated supporters, many of whom have donated both their time and their resources to support the project. 

There are many ways you can become involved and help New Zealand’s most ambitious conservation project. As a not for profit any money made on guided tours and facility fees goes directly back into the work we do. By visiting us and encouraging others to do so too, you are directly supporting New Zealand conservation.

Volunteer with Us

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari has an amazing network of passionate supporters with close to 200 registered community volunteers. These incredibly generous people give up their time to help restore Maungatautari; and are the life force of our project.

Working as a volunteer is a very rewarding experience. The amount of time you have to give is up to you however, we do have a minimum number of hours depending on the task you are assigned to. This allows us to have better work-flow and the ability to plan ahead. Become a volunteer.


The fence is built, the reintroductions are happening, the pests are taken care of - what's left to do?  Maintaining a largely pest-free mountain is a huge and ongoing task and we need to raise more than $1.6 million annually through sponsorships and donations to maintain the security of our endangered species and their environment. Some of the operations you may be interested in sponsoring include: pest control, fence & track maintenance, equipment, biodiversity management and administration. Contact Us if you would like to sponsor our project. See our current supporters & funders.


In order to continue our important work we rely on the generosity of our key donors and major funders. All donations to Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust which runs the project are gratefully received and our donors become part of Te Manawa o Maungatautari - the Heart of Maungatautari.

We are a registered charity (CC34709), and we rely heavily on the goodwill of our many friends and supporters.

To discuss the best way for you to donate, contact us, or go through to the credit card Donate Now form.


We are eternally grateful to all our supporters without you quite simply the work we do would not be possible.