Guided Tours & Talks

We have exclusive guided walks and talks to ensure you get the most out of your visit.  Or purchase a tour as a gift for that someone special.

Take your pick from:

 

1 Hour Guided Tour - $45.00 per person (minimum of 2 people)

Enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of fascinating Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Center with an experienced staff member at either 11am or 2pm daily.

Listen as your knowledgeable guide shares captivating stories about forest restoration and predator control efforts, and get a glimpse into conservation in action.

Depending on your arrival time, you can help to feed the juvenile tuatara or the long-fin eels. Or opt to visit the adorable kokako bird, hand-reared and a sucker for human attention.  Check out Manukura and Turua in the kiwi house and listen to stories from your guide - these kiwi are characters and we have plenty of quirky facts about these two kiwi!

After your tour, you can stay as long as you like in the reserve until our 4.30pm closing time.  

Bookings essential - phone 06 375 8004

To make an online booking, click here

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour - $125.00 per person (minimum of 2 people, maximum of 6)

Behind the Scenes

At 11am daily you can get in behind the scenes at Pukaha Mount Bruce and become part of conservation in action.  

You might help our team to find food for the tuatara, perhaps you will get into the stream and feed the eels or you could help to prepare the kaka food and strip fern for the kiwi house.  Take a tour through the 'staff only' area of the nocturnal kiwi house and meet some tuatara.  Wander with your guide through the aviaries and learn stories of each of the birds.  You may watch a kiwi health check or see a kaka being banded. We may even get you to plant some native trees with us.  Join us and become part of the team for a while!

Bookings essential - just give us a call on 06 375 8004.

To make an online booking now, simply click here

Happy Birthday To You!

For a birthday party with a real difference come and enjoy all the fun of a child’s birthday party along with a wildlife experience.  We will tailor the party to suit your needs contact our friendly staff so we can arrange it all for you.  Bookings essential. Phone 06 375 8004.

 

Limited Offer

Pukaha Overnight Experience - $125.00 per person (minimum of 2 people).

Available June 26th-July 6th 2017 only. 

($100 per person dinner and night walk only)

Enjoy an exclusive night walk and evening meal experience at Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre.

Stay overnight in your self-contained campervan in secure parking facilities and experience the dawn chorus when you wake.

Inclusions:

  •  pre-dinner snacks and complimentary drink
  •  1 hour guided night walk including tuatara experience, eel feeding, glow worms and listening to kiwi in the wild. Visit the kiwi house and free flight aviary
  •  2 course buffet dinner hosted by Pukaha conservation breeding rangers
  •  bar facilities
  •      secured campervan parking for self-contained campervans
  •  toilet facilities (no showers)
  •  recycling facilities

Bookings essential - phone 06 375 8004

To make an online booking, click here