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Join the team at Pukaha Mount Bruce for six daily talks and feeding sessions with New Zealand’s best native inhabitants.

With an array of native New Zealand inhabitants and entry to the nocturnal house to view Manukura (the only white Kiwi in captivity worldwide), you’re guaranteed a day of fun wildlife activities.

Residing with Manukura is her mate Turua, a North Island Brown Kiwi. Watch the cheeky Manukura chase Turua around their house as they interact.

Visit the Tuatara and Longfin Eels. Help feed the eels and learn about their long journey to breed.

You can also tour the aviaries which house Hihi (Stitchbird), Kaka (native Parrot), Whio (Blue Duck) and Kakariki (native Parakeet). Kahurangi is a North Island Kokako who has been hand reared and you can hear wolf whistling around the park. Pukaha is also retirement home to Bud and Natural, 2 adult male Takahe.

You can top of your day with a visit to the interactive gallery and Wild Cafe, overlooking the Takahe enclosure. Keep an eye out for cheeky wild Kaka, who love to beg for a bit of lunch!

Daily talks and feeding schedule include:

  • 10.30am Takahe talk and feed Watch Bud and Natural, our rainbow retirees, being fed and enjoy the takahe story!
  • 11.30am Tuatara talk and feed Learn about New Zealand's very own dinosaurs!
  • 12.00pm Kiwi talk or chick feed Our kiwi chicks are fed daily at - and if it's not chick season, enjoy our kiwi talk
  • 1.30pm Eel feeding Enjoy the informative talk and help feed them
  • 2.15pm Kokako Talk Visit and learn about Kahurangi, our resident North Island Kokako
  • 3.00pm Kaka Circus Watch them being fed and enjoy their antics.
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    Price: $20 Adult, $6 Child (5-15 years), Under 5 Free

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    Location: 85379 State Highway 2, Masterton (2 hours drive from Wellington or Napier)

     

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    Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre - Family Entry

    Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

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    YOSHI from Japan wrote on 31 October 2018

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    Awesome birds!

    I visited there with my family during the holiday season. My son who loves native birds were really impressed with plenty of beautiful wildlife. Moreover, the staff was so friendly that we enjoyed spending the time in the facility.It is also good to walk around the whole park. Thanks.

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    Jadeine from United Kingdom wrote on 29 September 2018

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    Amazing!

    Staff are amazing birds are amazing! Must do!

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    Sarah from New Zealand wrote on 12 September 2018

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    Good with potential to be great

    The park is well loved by its staff and their passion is evident in the way they talk about their animals and the way they communicate with each other. There were several aviaries with nothing in them which left a bit to be desired. The kiwi were fantastic, they certainly put on a show during our visit. However, we have been to many parks all over NZ and there is still much left to be desired. Plenty of potential here but I imagine its difficult to get funding. It needs to be highlighted that in order for people to be inclined to give, interaction and experiences with the animals would open wallets. People are less willing to donate when they dont get the opportunity to appreciate and interact with the animal itself. Eg the beautiful little Kokako in aviary 2 that comes right up close and interacts - we would willingly give to the saving of her kind. However it is still well worth a look, the white kiwi is fantastic and a real wonder.

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    Amy Bradley from United Kingdom wrote on 21 July 2018

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    Awesome

    We had a great few hours here, and for the price you really can’t complain!

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    Mint from New Zealand wrote on 10 July 2018

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    Beautiful Hikes and Animals

    Pukaha Mount Bruce has been on my bucketlist since I first moved out to New Zealand. It was a treat seeing all of the native fauna that this wildlife center had to offer. I really liked the open aviary exhibit and wish I had spent a bit more time there. Most of my time was spent walking about 10 km through the beautiful (and moderately steep!) hiking trails that they offered. Definitely worth a visit.

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