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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is an ancient, vibrant forest alive with native wildlife. Surround by a 47km fence, it is the largest pest-proof fenced sanctuary in Aotearoa New Zealand and home to many of our most endangered native species.

Step through the pest-proof gate into another world, where an ancient forest tower majestically above well-maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Explore the Sanctuary at your own pace or with an experienced guide who will help you spot the wildlife, including Kākā, takahē, tuatara, kiwi, tīeke and more. Relax in the clearing or take an optional walk up the 16-metre observation tower, offering a unique perspective from within the forest canopy.

Sanctuary Mountain is located in the heart of the Waikato, and as a not-for-profit, every visit helps make our conservation efforts possible. So come and share the mauri and mana of Maungatautari. You will come away enriched and enlightened by this spectacular environment.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$25 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$11 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours
8:30am - 4:00pm
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
Approximately a 45 minute drive. No public transport available
Proximity To Town
26km from Cambridge


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