What will the sanctuary offer locals and visitors?

  • The visitor experience will be remarkable, featuring rare wildlife encounters, and will include much more than the birdlife… an impressive network of new tracks through pristine forest with outstanding vistas, picnic areas, hidden grottos, and a series of heritage dams, weirs, and waterworks structures.
  • Exciting new perimeter tracks will allow people to walk around the new fence and bike along some sections, including 6km of new bike trail that joins with one of NZ’s Great Rides.
  • There will be a calendar of events, including guided tours, wildlife feeding, celebrations and training opportunities.
  • One of the big benefits the sanctuary will offer is a healthy contrast to people’s busy lives that we like to call “Green Bonding” instead of “Screen Bonding.”