Join us in exploring the magical night-time world of Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari with one of our experienced guides leading you
in search of nocturnal forest wonders. Marvel at the twinkling lights of glow-worms, see the brilliance of the undersides of silver fern fronds and gaze up at the stars from the top of the tower on a crystal clear night, away from the bright lights of the city.
Search by torchlight for spiders, millipedes, beetles and the many species of weta that venture out at night in search of food. Listen for the nocturnal calls of kiwi and ruru (New Zealand’s only surviving endemic owl) as you enjoy the peaceful forest night air.
Discover the important role Maungatautari has as a stronghold for western brown kiwi recovery. In spring and summer, you might be lucky enough to see tiny long-tailed bats along the treeline at dusk or to hear the nocturnal calls of kaka.
Please note this is a private tour, scheduled by request only with a minimum of 48 hours notice. A minimum charge of $310.00 (for up to 4 people) is required for this tour to operate.
For every booking thereafter the below prices apply with a maximum group size of 10 people per tour.
Extra Adults $75.00
Extra Concessions (Valid for NZ; Supergold, Community Services, or Student ID cardholders) $60.00
Extra Children (5 – 16yrs) $39.00
Extra Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $189.00
** Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance and are subject to availability and weather conditions.
** Children up to 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
**Start and finish times of this tour are affected by seasonal variances, please click here for location specific guidance on sunset and dusk times.
For enquiries please call the Sanctuary Mountain visitor centre on 07 870 5180.
Standard booking terms and conditions apply.