When to visit?

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

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

(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