When to visit?

When's the best time to come and experience our incredible environment?


We are open every day 9.00am to 4.00pm except Christmas Day. 

(we are open later if there is a night tour on) 



We run a winter and summer programme for guided tours to make the best of both seasons.

Depending on what you are hoping to see and experience the time of day can make a difference.  

  • Tuatara tend to be more active mid morning and our wetland tour is timed on this basis.  
  • Birdlife tends to be louder in the morning and late afternoon, though can be active throughout the day.
  • Night tours are the best way to hear the call of kiwi.
  • And the trees... well the trees are happy for you to arrive at anytime!

Experience our Maunga