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

Marvel at the twinkling lights of glow-worms, see the brilliance of the undersides of silver fern fronds and gaze up at the stars from the top of the tower on a crystal clear night, away from the bright lights of the city.

The 2 hour tour begins approximately 15 minutes before sunset. We can supply you with torches and it’s a gentle, slow walk on easy graded tracks.

We will search by torchlight for spiders, millipedes, beetles and the many species of wētā that venture out at night in search of food.

Discover the important role Maungatautari has as a stronghold for kiwi and listen for their calls and the calls of ruru. In spring and summer, you might be lucky enough to see tiny long-tailed bats along the treeline at dusk or to hear the nocturnal calls of kākā.

Private Guided Night Tour

5/5
Waikato
2 Hours
x2

$299 NZD

Private guided night tour of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari to get up close & personal with the nocturnal life in a native NZ forest sanctuary

Experience provided by

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Important Information
  • Children up to 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Start and finish times of this tour are affected by seasonal variances
  • Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance and are subject to availability and weather conditions

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