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Sanctuary Mountain is New Zealand’s largest mainland ecological island, located in the North Island south of Cambridge. It is as close to a prehistoric New Zealand environment as you will find.

 It is surrounded by one of the world’s longest pest-proof fences.  Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species such as birds, skinks, geckos, frogs, bats, and insects. It’s within  this pest-free environment many of our rarest native creatures flourish.

With this gift you enjoy a seasonal highlights tour of this ambitious conservation project. Meet at the visitor centre and join your guide for a walk into the heart of Te Tūī ā Tāne southern enclosure. Your guide will identify some of the local flora and fauna and share stories about the conservation work of Sanctuary Mountain. They will introduce you to the flowers, berries, fruit and fungi of the different seasons.

Guided Tour of NZ's Largest Mainland Ecological Island

1 Hour

$99 NZD

Guided seasonal tour at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari by passionate guides who will teach you about the the flowers, berries, fruit and fungi of the different seasons.

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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Important Information
  • Please check in at visitor centre at least 10 minutes prior to your tour. Here you will pick up your Sanctuary Explorer Pass and visitor guide map and receive instructions as to where to meet your guide.
  • This is a 45-50 minute guided tour.
  • Wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather conditions
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