Guided Tours & Talks

We have exclusive guided walks and talks to ensure you get the most out of your visit.  Or purchase a tour as a gift for that someone special.

Take your pick from:

1 Hour Guided Tour - $45.00 per person (minimum of 2 people)

Enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of fascinating Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Center with a Pukaha ranger at either 11am or 2pm daily. Tours can be available at times outside these-just enquire with our visitor centre team here.

Listen as your knowledgeable guide shares captivating stories about forest restoration and predator control efforts, and get a glimpse into conservation in action.

Depending on your arrival time, you can help to feed the long-fin eels. A must is a visit to Kahurangi, the adorable kokako bird, hand-reared and a sucker for human attention.  Check out the kiwi in the kiwi house and listen to stories from your guide - Pukaha's wildlife are real characters and our rangers are loaded with great wildlife stories

After your tour, you can stay as long as you like in the reserve until our 4.30pm closing time.  

Bookings essential - phone 06 375 8004

To make an online booking, click here

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour - $125.00 per person (minimum of 2 people, maximum of 6)

Behind the Scenes

On our Behind the scenes tour you can become part of our conservation in action programmes at Pukaha Mount Bruce.  

You might help our team to find food for the tuatara, perhaps you will get into the stream and feed the eels or you could help to prepare the kaka food and strip fern for the kiwi house.  Take a tour through the 'staff only' area of the nocturnal kiwi house and meet some tuatara.  Wander with your guide through the aviaries and learn stories of each of the birds. Everyday is different on the wildlife team at Pukaha. You may watch a kiwi health check or see a kaka being banded. We may even get you to plant some native trees with us.  Join us and become part of the team for a while!

Bookings essential - just give us a call on 06 375 8004.

To make an online booking now, simply click here

Pukaha Overnight Experience - $95.00 per person (minimum of 10 people).

($55 night walk only option available-minimum of 4 people- maximum of 25 . Contact our visitor centre for large group bookings here )

Enjoy an exclusive guided night walk ,sleep over in your campervan and enjoy entry during the day-you choose, the day you arrive or the next morning.

Your night walk experience is guided by a Pukaha ranger. You will feed the huge long fin eels by torch light, visit the glow worms and search for wild kiwi in the Pukaha forest. Your guide will tell you the stories of the Pukaha forest and Pukaha wildlife.

*CAMPER VANS are not provided. There are a range of camper van hire companies available in New Zealand.


  •  1.5 hour guided night walk including tuatara experience, eel feeding, glow worms and listening to kiwi in the wild. Visit the kiwi house and free flight aviary
  •  secured campervan parking for self-contained campervans
  •  toilet facilities (no showers)
  •  recycling facilities
  • Daytime entry to Pukaha

Bookings essential - phone 06 375 8004

To make an online booking, click here


Happy Birthday To You!

For a birthday party with a real difference come and enjoy all the fun of a child’s birthday party along with a wildlife experience.  We will tailor the party to suit your needs contact our friendly staff so we can arrange it all for you.  Bookings essential. Phone 06 375 8004 or email us here .