Join the team at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre for four daily talks and feeding sessions with New Zealand’s rarest inhabitants.
Enjoy a day out at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, an unfenced sanctuary for native wildlife! Experience a 942-hectare forest home to wild kōkako and kākā, while the centre’s aviaries breed endangered birds for release across Aotearoa.
Learn about conservation work, possibly see birds with their chicks in the aviaries and you may also come across wild birds in the forest such as the tītipounamu (rifleman), kārearea (New Zealand falcon) and the kererū (wood pigeon). You might also glimpse advocacy birds like Kahurangi the kōkako!
Grab a spot of lunch and refuel at the Kākā Café which serves fresh kai (food) overlooking the takahē! Enjoy a range of freshly baked goods and favourites including wraps, paninis and toasties. Kākā Café includes a special children’s menu and caters to a variety of dietary requirements.
Pūkaha (at Mount Bruce) has been breeding wildlife since the early 1960s and is a partnership between Rangitāne o Wairarapa and the Department of Conservation. Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre are a non-profit and all proceeds go back into our conservation projects.
Explore the native wildlife at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, perfect for the whole family!
Join in on the following daily talks, free with every entrance ticket:
11:00am: Reptiles and Forgotten Fauna
1:30pm: Longfin Eel
Please Note: Last entry is at 5:00pm (summer) and 3:30pm (winter).
Access to the loop lookout track closes at 4:00pm (summer) and 2:30pm (winter).
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