Ancient Forest Guided Tour

From NZD $56.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Pukeatua, New Zealand
  • Product code: AFGT
See more, hear more, experience more when you visit our showcase southern enclosure site Te Tui a Tane on a guided tour.

New Zealand’s forests have a unique biodiversity and ecological history. What remains of our natural history is precious. Witness the striking pest-free native forest dominated by towering tawa, rewarewa, pukatea, rimu and a wide variety of characteristic ferns. Stand at the foot of a mature northern rata in the heart of the sanctuary and see the coalesced mass of roots that form the trunks of these magnificent trees. Listen to the birdsong, take in the majesty of our indigenous forest and try to spot the numerous bird species which make the maunga - mountain their home. Spend time in the clearing where cheeky New Zealand forest parrots - the kaka - like to hang out then take an optional walk up the viewing tower for a unique perspective of the forest canopy from above.

As you explore the walking tracks our engaging guides will use their experience to identify local flora and fauna and share stories about the history and ambitious conservation project of Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari.

You might see: North Island robins, tomtits, kaka, tui, bellbirds, hihi, tieke, fantails, kereru and weta.

This tour includes a complimentary Sanctuary Explorer Pass

***Please note the Sanctuary Explorer Pass can only be used during daylight hours on the day of it's issue.

Standard booking terms and conditions apply.