9:00am – 6:00pm
During daylight savings
Last Sunday in September – first Sunday in April
9:00am – 5:00pm
First Sunday in April – last Sunday in September
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a not-for-profit charity managing an unfenced breeding sanctuary for native wildlife.
Our 942-hectare forest is home to wild birds.
Inside our aviaries we hatch kiwi, kākā and kākāriki for release across Aotearoa New Zealand.
To make a difference, we need your help.
We are located on the border of the beautiful Tararua and Wairarapa regions, on the north island of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Campervans / EVs
There is space to park campervans and motorhomes during the day.
At present there is no facility for overnight stays.
Electric Vehicles (EVs)
We have two Type-2 EV trickle charging stations available. There is no cost to use our EV chargers however customers will be required to provide their own type-2 charging cable.
How to get here
We’re on State Highway 2 (SH2) in the middle of the lower part of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.
We’re 30kms north of Masterton, Wairarapa and 10km south of Eketahuna, Tararua.
It’s about 2 hours to drive north-east from Wellington, a little longer heading south-west from Napier, or an hour south from Palmerston North.