2-4 February 2018

Phone 07 8705180

Address Sanctuary Mountain, Tari Road, Pukeatua, New Zealand View Map

To celebrate World Wetlands Day we will be running additional discounted tours all weekend!

Discover the secrets of the Tautari Wetland and learn why wetlands need to be restored.  You’ll hear the story of the people behind the wetland; the family who gifted the land to the Trust.  Walk along the inside of our multi-species predator-proof fence and find out how we keep the wetland pest-free.

Explore the Tuatarium with your guide for an insight into the fascinating world of tuatara – their history, life cycle and unique physical characteristics and hear about
how they came to be at Sanctuary Mountain®. The wetland is also home to a breeding pair of flightless takahē. A species once thought to be lost forever, the takahē made history when they were rediscovered 1948. Encountering a takahē for the first time can transport you to a pre-historic world!




World Wetlands Day Activities at Sanctuary Mountain

Sanctuary Mountain, Tari Road, Pukeatua, New Zealand

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Cambridge is close to some of New Zealand's major international attractions like Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Tauranga. Yet with plenty of unique local attractions, events and dining options - and a friendly, relaxed town ambience - you may not want to leave!

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Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

Cambridge i-Site


1 hr

Waitomo Caves

50 min


1 hr 45 min


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