Experience our Maunga

We have so much to show you! Step through the pest-proof gate into another world where Aotearoa/New Zealand's ancient ngahere (forest) towers majestically above well-maintained walking tracks.


In order to retain what makes us so special we limit the number of visitors to 300 per day and we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment

Stand still, breathe in the forest air and experience the life force of the maunga (mountain).  Hear birdsong, feel the rustle of the wind through ancient trees and experience the energy of nature - it's all here, waiting for you.  Come and explore Te Tūī a Tāne (Southern Enclosure) and enjoy a variety of hikes and bush walks around Aotearoa/New Zealand's largest pest proof fenced eco-sanctuary. Take a guided walking tour to truly appreciate what predator free New Zealand will be like.  

We have so many experiences that we want to share with you!  Go on a treasure hunt, learn about herbal medicine, ramble the rātā (loop) track, meditate, connect with the wonders of our ancient ngahere (forest).  If you want to spot a takahe or a tuatara then come and join one of our guided tours in the Tautari wetlands and tuatarium.  

Ancient Forest Guided Walk

Ancient Forest Guided Walk

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Join one of our knowledgeable and engaging guides on gently graded walking tracks. They’ll help you spot North Island robins, tomtits, kākā, tūī, bellbirds, hihi, tieke,

FROM $60.00 per adult
Secrets of the Tautari Wetland

Secrets of the Tautari Wetland

One of our knowledgeable guides will take you through to the wetlands to experience the incredible takahe and view the tuatarium in search of the well-camouflaged tuatara as they

FROM $60.00 per adult
Rongoā rākau – an introduction to Māori herbal medicine

Rongoā rākau – an introduction to Māori herbal medicine

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Join one of our knowledgeable and engaging local rongoā practitioners on a gentle walk in the ngahere.

FROM $60.00 per adult
Sanctuary Mountain at Night

Sanctuary Mountain at Night

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Join us in exploring the magical night-time world of Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari with our experienced guides leading you in search of nocturnal forest wonders.

FROM $329.00 per group
Seasonal Forest Highlights

Seasonal Forest Highlights

Join one of our passionate and knowledgeable guides on a tour of the highlights of this ambitious conservation project. Your guide will share stories about the predator fence and

FROM $42.00 per adult
Tautari Wetland Highlights

Tautari Wetland Highlights

Nestled in the valley below the visitor centre is the Tautari Wetland, protected by both a QEII covenant and our pest-proof fence. This picturesque wetland habitat is a safe haven

FROM $42.00 per adult
Sanctuary Explorer Pass

Sanctuary Explorer Pass

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

FROM $28.00 per adult
Forest Immersion

Forest Immersion

To be at your best for family, friends and workplace you need to take care of yourself. Take time away from the fast-paced world and immerse yourself for the day in the freshness

$310.00 per group
Living Connections Team Experience

Living Connections Team Experience

Take time away from work demands and immerse the team in nature. This well-being investment is essential for replenishing resources so your team doesn't feel drained and

FROM $60.00 per person
Nature of Work

Nature of Work

Nature of Work is a one and a half or two day programme designed to enhance the wellbeing of employees and provide natural inspiration. We can help you take care of your people.

FROM $540.00
Annual Explorer

Annual Explorer

Enjoy access to Te Tūī a Tāne Southern Enclosure within Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest fenced sanctuary for an entire year. Explore the ancient forest as often as you like and

FROM $95.00 per adult
Kaihōpara Kid (Annual Flexi Explorer)

Kaihōpara Kid (Annual Flexi Explorer)

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Take up this great value offer to visit the maunga again (and again). Unlimited entry for a child with an accompanying adult FREE and it doesn't have to be the same adult, as long

FROM $130.00 One child + any accompanying adult
Conservation Education Programme (NZ Schools and NZ Tertiary)

Come to the sanctuary and learn!

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Our conservation education programme has a very strong focus on conservation science, natural history and the stories of Maungatautari. We plan our programme delivery in

FROM $11.00 per student
Conservation Education Programme for International Students

Bringing the sanctuary to the world in our virtual classroom!

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Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari would love to bring conservation to your classroom through a virtual online learning session. It's the next best thing to a visit!

FROM $100.00 per session