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Pūkaha General Admission Ticket

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a family-friendly restored native forest in the Wairarapa/Tararua that is also home to decades-long captive breeding programmes for native wildlife.
It also home to the world's only white kiwi in captivity, Manukura, as well the hand-reared kōkako, Kahurangi. Every visitor becomes part of the conservation story, and can enjoy four daily talks (included in general admission).
See for yourself takahē, kākā, kākāriki, whio, pāteke, hihi and more, or explore further into wild kōkako territory on the Loop Track. There is also an interactive gallery, theatre, working Kiwi Nursery and a free-flight aviary to enjoy.
Finish your trip in the Kākā Cafe, complete with roaring fire in winter, to enjoy homemade lunches made with local ingredients.

Duration 2 to 3 hours
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    • See native wildlife in their natural environment
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • Family friendly
  • What's included :
    • Talks and feeds
    • Entry/Admission - Pukaha National Wildlife Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • Visit: Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, 85379 State Highway 2 Mount Bruce, Masterton 5881 New Zealand

    Open daily from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is New Zealand longest-running conservation centre. Home to a variety of New Zealand birds and animals. It is the only place in the world where you can view a white kiwi.
    The daily talks start at 10:30am when we feed our two Takahe - with only 300 left in the world, these flightless birds were thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered just over 65 years ago.
    At 11:30am you will be given the opportunity to feed a Tuatara. These animals have remained unchanged since the time of the Dinosaurs! After this at 12pm, it is time for either a Kiwi chick feed or a Gecko talk.
    Around this time, you may want to head over to our Wild Cafe overlooking the Takahe enclosure for lunch.
    At 1:30pm join in on an Eel feeding where we give our resident Long Fin Eels some food and discuss their amazing journeys to mate. Following this at 2:15pm, we talk about our North Island kokako - the only one in an aviary in New Zealand!
    Finally, at 3pm is the Kaka circus. We give our wild native birds a snack and these cheeky parrots give our visitors a show of all their acrobatic skills.
    In addition to all of this, you also have the opportunity to enjoy a 2-hour bush walk in restored native bush.
    Pukaha Mount Bruce is situated right on State Highway 2 just 20 minutes north of Masterton - right in the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. There is ample parking space.

  • Departure Point :
    Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre
    Departure Time :
    Opening hours: 9am to 4:30pm
    Return Detail :
    Return to same departure location
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Advisable to wear closed in footwear
    • The aviary walk is wheelchair/stroller/mobility scooter accessible. The Loop Track and some part of the aviary walk is accessible on foot only
    • Bring a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain (we have some available)
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

Activity ID: V-25786P1

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