ACRES RAINFOREST PLUS WATER AREAS
Stay for a
night, or as long as you like!
stay at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary is an Outdoor
immersion in the Natural Ecology, ongoing Bush and Bird Conservation
programmes at the Sanctuary and at the nearby Otanewainuku Forest.
Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary, which is a "Mainland Island"
Sanctuary, there are Pukatea Trees over 500 years old and a gravity
defying Tawa giant that has a girth at its base of 5
Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary, there are four spring fed trickles of very
pure water that are the high source of the Mangarewarewa Stream that
becomes the Waimapu Stream, which then feeds the Waimapu Estuary into
the Tauranga Harbour.
Challenge your senses and
explore the GLOW
A magnificent fairyland sight of starlight splendour.
By chance you may also hear the haunting sound of the native owl,
Be guided, or self explore the
rainforest tracks, trailing through ancient native bush. New Zealand is a safe country with no dangerous animals, no snakes, no tropical
feed the animals and waterfowl.
Hear the morning chorus of
Stroll around the expansive
Enjoy the views as if you are
soaring with the New Zealand Falcon 1000
Outdoor Education in Bushcraft Native Flora/Fauna and Ecology
by Tim Short (a former Mountain Safety Council Bushcraft Instructor -
former mountaineer and Search and Rescue Volunteer - currently a
volunteer for the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust). Tim also has had a
Department of Conservation Permit since 1989 to breed native waterfowl
and since 1995, Kakariki's (N.Z. native parakeet). Mount Tutu
Eco-Sanctuary has "Existing Use Rights" for Environmental
Education up to 25 persons, which is now only a discretionary activity
for new facilities since 2007.