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    We are only months away from realising our vision to see native wildlife restored to the region in a protected sanctuary. In order to allow rare NZ native wildlife to be reintroduced and then thrive within the sanctuary, introduced pest mammals need to be removed. more

    Posted by webmaster on Jun 12th, 2017

Track Building

The Fence

    Check out this drone flight over the fence route 

    Posted by webmaster on Aug 21st, 2015

Visitor Centre

    Opening Hours

    The Sanctuary is currently open to the public at all hours. The only pedestrian entrance through the Sanctuary’s pest-proof fence is the public gate located directly behind the visitor centre building. Because the site is not yet pest-free the public gate remains unlocked. (Please note the pedestrian bridge and track from the car park are currently closed for repairs.)

    A donation for entry is requested by the charitable trust developing the sanctuary to support the project as a work in progress.
    Suggested donation is $5 per adult or $10-$15 per family.
    Over the coming year we will use these funds to develop additional visitor facilities.

    The visitor centre is staffed by volunteer hosts, and is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm on weekends.

    Please make sure your vehicle is not in the carpark after 5pm 
    Dogs are Prohibited.

    Please observe all warning signage.

    Posted by Rick Field on Jan 17th, 2017

Wildlife Monitoring