Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

Home to the only white kiwi bird in captivity, Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is a wildlife centre set in 942- hectares of native forest. Witness conservation in action on a tour to learn about captive breeding of kiwi, kākā, pāteke, whio and more.

$20.00 - $125.00
$6.00 - $65.00

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Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is set in 942- hectares of native forest reserve just two hours from either Napier or Wellington, and right in the middle of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Home to New Zealand's only white kiwi in captivity, Manukura, plus many other endangered birds and wildlife such as kōkako, kākāriki, tuatara and tuna (longfin eels). All entry fees go towards protecting Pukaha's precious wildlife, making every visitor a forest guardian! Explore the interactive Visitor Centre (kids will head straight to the entertaining rātā tree!), learn about kiwis in the Kiwi Nursery, stroll the wheelchair-accessible aviary walk past or go for a longer walk on the Lookout Track before relaxing in the Kākā Cafe.

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Physical address

Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, State Highway 2, Mount Bruce, Wairarapa, 5881, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 4.30pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 minutes from Masterton airport. 2 hours from Wellington airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
20 minutes to Masterton coach terminal - check out www.tranzit.co.nz for transport
Proximity to town:
20 minutes north of Masterton, 10 minutes south of Eketahuna.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $125.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$6.00 - $65.00
Further pricing information:
Ticket valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
German YES NO
French YES NO
Dutch YES NO
Polish YES NO

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