Pukaha Mount Bruce - NZ Travel

Pukaha Mount Bruce

Pukaha Mount Bruce
Pukaha Mount Bruce was the first place in New Zealand to use captive breeding as a conservation method. Today it is internationally recognised for its breeding success and subsequent re-introduction of endangered species back into their native areas.  Located 30 kilometres north of Masterton it is home to the famous White Kiwi, and where visitors get to experience endangered wildlife up close and in the wild.

Location: State Highway 2 Masterton


Operating Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.


Food and Beverage: Bring your own picnic or dine at Cafe Takahe

Transfers: No transfers provided


Child Ages: 5 to 15 years

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Available Activities:
Self Guided Park Entry


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At the interactive gallery experience the colours, light and sounds of the forest as it was millions of years ago. Check out moa and huia - both birds are now extinct but you can see and hear them. Watch the "Kaka" Circus, the large parrots, visit the kiwi and be amazed by the huge breeding eels.

Suitable for Children: All Ages.  Family Pass available for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

1 Hour Guided Tour

Kaka in Flight

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A fantastic way to experience and truly understand the important work that Pukaha does. A ranger will take you through the Kiwi House, including our special movie theatre, see our birds, and other animals. Hear the stories behind the birds and animals, their history, personalities, and quirks.

Suitable for Children: All Ages.  Family Pass available for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Guided Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

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Go behind the walls; behind the gates, and spend time helping tend to the birds and animals of Pukaha.  This is a unique and special opportunity that not many people get to experience and you can be sure you’ve made a difference in the life of the birds and animals by helping out during the busy day in the life of a ranger.

Suitable for Children: All Ages.

Duration: 2.5 hours

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