Sanctuary Mountain: Ancient Forest Guided Tour

Sanctuary Mountain: Ancient Forest Guided Tour

From $31.66 per person

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the forest of Sanctuary Mountain's Southern Enclosure. Learn about the conservation project, immerse yourself in a lush ancient forest environment, and spot some native wildlife.

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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  • Explore Sanctuary Mountain on a guided walking tour
  • Climb up the 52-foot lookout tower for a different perspective
  • Learn about unique New Zealand flora and fauna from knowledgeable guides
  • See and hear rare native wildlife in an ancient native eco-system
Full description
Make the most of your visit to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari with a guided walk through the Southern Enclosure. Located a 1-hour drive from Rotorua, discover the ancient feel of an old-growth, native forest protected from introduced pests by the world’s longest multi-species predator-proof fence.  Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will share the stories of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari with you as you explore the beautiful walking trails of Te Tūī a Tāne, the Southern Enclosure. Tours have a limited number of participants so as to ensure you receive personal attention and have the opportunity to ask questions. Take in the majesty of the indigenous forest and try to spot the numerous bird species that call the maunga, or mountain, their home. Spend time in the clearing where the kākā parrots like to hang out and take an optional climb up the viewing tower for a unique perspective of the forest canopy from above.
  • Ancient Forest' guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of the visitor center facilities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Visitor Centre, 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • All daytime guided tours are subject to availability, booking is essential
  • The Sanctuary Explorer Pass is included within the price of this tour
  • Dogs are not permitted anywhere on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
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Product ID: 104561