Image: Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari | ©


Experience an ancient, vibrant pest-free forest - alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered insects, birds and fish.
  • Step through the world’s longest pest-proof fence.
  • Enjoy a variety of bush walks or take a guided tour.
  • See many of New Zealand's endangered birds in their natural environment.

Get ready

Download the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari adventure map (PDF, 2,371K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is about 39 km south of Cambridge. Turn onto Tari Road at Pukeatua and follow this to the end.

Entry fees apply.

Time needed: 1–2 hr

Claim your reward

Tell us the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, its ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to giant weta.

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