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Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket

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  • Admission to the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre
  • Hear daily wildlife talks and participate in animal feedings
  • Learn about kiwis, takahe, tuataras and more!
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Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket
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Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket
US$13.47
Overview

Use your all-day admission ticket to the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre to see the world’s only white kiwi in human care. Enjoy one of six daily talks and feedings of takahe (rare flightless birds), tuataras, geckos, long-fin eels and kokako, among other animals. Located north of Masterton on New Zealand’s North Island, the stunning surroundings include a 2-hour bush walk.

What to Expect
Open daily from 9am to 4:30pm, Pukaha Mount Bruce is New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre. Home to a variety of New Zealand birds and animals. It is the only place in the world where you can view a rare white kiwi.

The daily talks start at 10:30am when we feed our two Takahe - with only 300 left in the world, these flightless birds were thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered just over 65 years ago.

At 11:30am you will be given the opportunity to feed a Tuatara. These animals have remained unchanged since the time of the Dinosaurs! After this at 12pm, it is time for either a Kiwi chick feed or a Gecko talk.

Around this time, you may want to head over to our Wild Cafe overlooking the Takahe enclosure for lunch.

At 1:30pm join in on an Eel feeding where we give our resident Long Fin Eels some food and discuss their amazing journeys to mate. Following this at 2:15pm, we talk about our North Island kokako - the only one in an aviary in New Zealand!

Finally, at 3pm is the Kaka circus. We give our wild native birds a snack and these cheeky parrots give our visitors a show of all their acrobatic skills.

In addition to all of this, you also have the opportunity to enjoy a 2-hour bush walk in restored native bush.

Pukaha Mount Bruce is situated right on State Highway 2 just 20 minutes north of Masterton - right in the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. There is ample parking space.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Family Outing in the Bush

We have been meaning to get out here and visit - and it was worth the day outing - we spent hours in the bush with our young family, looking at birds, and lizards. Very friendly staff, amazing. Easy walking trails, pram friendly. The Kiwi...More

Thank Daniel C
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Daniel for the great review! It sounds like you and your family took in all the great activities available at Pukaha. We will look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 11 June 2018
VCC outing

We visited Mt Bruce on a cold Saturday morning but the welcome was extremely warm and our receptionist well versed on the attractions waiting for us. We decided on lunch first at the spacious cafe and was delighted with the range of food, both cabinet...More

Thank Lovelybreak77
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit at Pukaha Mount Bruce. We pride ourselves on the teams excellent visitor engagement skills. All the rangers are very passionate about what they do and we agree that is shines through. Our rare white kiwi , Manukura...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018
INTERESTING PLACE FOR A NATURE WALK

We stopped at the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre to see the rare birds and other wildlife. It was raining but we walked around with our umbrellas and checked out the birds in their cages. Unfortunately most of the birds were hiding out of...More

Thank DarylJ552
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for reviewing Pukaha Mount Bruce. It is awesome to hear despite the rain that you stopped in to experience Pukaha. There is indeed umbrellas available for our guest use and both the gallery and nocturnal aviary are indoors. If the rains not to bad,...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Wasn't planned but was amazing

We stayed with some lovely people in NZ who said if you want to see some native birds go to Pukaha Mount Bruce. We stopped in for a few hours and your staff was incredibly friendly and informative. We got to see your beautiful white...More

Thank twea2018
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your great review of Pukaha Mount Bruce. We love your style of travel- talking to the locals and exploring to find that hidden gem! We will look forward to seeing you again at Pukaha.

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Wow

I wondered what type of place this was as I was only told I would enjoy it. My gosh, the birds that were there you dont see everyday. We actually saw the 'white' Kiwi and the traditional brown one, plus some baby Kakas been fed....More

1  Thank Lynn B
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your great review of Pukaha Mount Bruce. We agree Pukaha is a super family day out!

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