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A Pukaha ranger will guide you on this 1-hour tour, giving you a "behind the scenes" experience of a lifetime at Pukaha.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See parts of Pukaha that other visitors don't get to see
  • Visit the kiwi creche and get up-close with other wildlife
  • Hear stories about Pukaha direct from the rangers
Full description
Set in 940 hectares of forest, Pukaha is located halfway between Napier and Wellington, right at the heart of the classic New Zealand wine trail. This stop is the perfect place to learn about New Zealand’s very special environment. 

The staff at Pukaha are dedicated to restoring the forest and protecting and nurturing endangered birds and animals, particularly the kiwi, kokako, kaka and tuatara. Pukaha has a very successful breeding programme, and is home to the only white kiwi in the world, the manukura.

See the takahe and the Antipodes Island parakeets in their aviaries. Feed the eels or prepare some food and feed the kaka. If a kiwi health check is taking place, you can also be involved. Take a tour of the "staff only" nursery area and maybe feed a young tuatara. There's always plenty going on behind the scenes at Pukaha.

  • Pukaha entry for the full day and a private ranger guide for your 2.5-hour behind the scenes tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pukaha Mount Bruce visitor center

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 people and is bookable with 24-hours notice only
• It is beneficial to arrive at 09:00 AM for this tour to allow for a kiwi creche experience
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