Step through the pest-proof gate into another world where ancient New Zealand forest towers majestically above well-maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks around our eco-sanctuary, take a guided walking tour or a nature walk and discover why this conservation project is so special.
Explore Te Tūī a Tāne (Southern Enclosure) at your own pace. Call into the Manu Tīoriori visitor centre (99 Tari Road), to collect your Sanctuary Explorer Pass and Visitor Guide with the map. You can pre-purchase your Sanctuary Explorer Pass. Plan your self-guided visit.
Be guided on your visit with one of our knowledgeable guides, consider our classic Ancient Forest Guided Walk or if you're short on time enjoy one of our highlights tours to learn more about this amazing project. Families will particularly enjoy a visit to the Tautari wetlands to meet our toanga species, tuatara and takahē. You might also enjoy an experience to support your wellbeing or explore the night forest. Learn more about our guided walks.
The northern enclosure located at Hicks Road. There are minimal facilities but the bush walks make a lovely day trip. The Wairere Traverse (Over The Mountain) Track takes approximately 5 hours to complete, north-to-south. This area is a public reserve and is completely open to the public to enjoy year round. Plan your trip with care.
We cater for all groups both local and international and are keen to help you plan your visit, whether with one of our exceptional guides or educators, or as a self-guided group. We also offer health and wellbeing experiences designed for corporates and have a reputable conservation education programme. Get in contact to ensure a great experience for your group. Learn more about options for groups.