Open to the public


Open to the public
Takahē population: 4
Year introduced: 2015

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Governed by: Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

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Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is a privately owned sanctuary in Taupo, combining a world class golf course within a five kilometre pest excluding fence.

The Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is providing opportunities for many golfers to encounter takahē during their round. 

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Who lives here?

Flotsam and Hauhanga are one of the breeding pairs present at Wairakei. Hauhanga (with previous partner Matariki) produced the only juvenile at Wairakei to date.

Ra and Grant are the other breeding pair that have been established for the past year.

The four resident birds, originating from Maungatautari, Mana, and Kapiti Islands, are now living out their golden years at the Sanctuary. They are free to roam the course but are regularly seen around their feed stations.

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