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Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre

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85379 State Highway 2, Masterton 5881, New Zealand
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Home to Manukura, the only white kiwi in captivity, Pukaha Mount Bruce is a 940 hectare unfenced wildlife reserve only 24kms north of Masterton, in Wairarapa, open every day (except 25 December) from 9am – 4.30pm. Pukaha Mount Bruce has six daily talks and feeds starting with takahe at 10.30, tuatara at 11.30, kiwi chick or gecko talk at 12 noon, eel feed at 1.30, kokako talk at 2.15 and kaka feed at 3pm. Visitors can see rare and endangered NZ birds in aviaries but also other NZ birds such as tui, fantail, kereru and rifleman living wild in the forest. Pukaha Mount Bruce has a kiwi house with 2 resident kiwi, an egg and chick nursery, a theatre with three short films and an interactive gallery. There is a two hour loop walk through regenerated native bush and a shorter aviary walk. If you are in a hurry, book a 1 hour guided tour or if you want to get up close and personal to NZ nature, how about a 2 1/2 hour Behind the Scenes Tour?
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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85379 State Highway 2, Masterton 5881, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

While we got to see the albino kiwi and the giant eels, for one reason or another we couldn't see much else. Some of the exhibits were closed, most were overgrown and couldn't see any of the birds. Canopy walk is beautiful, but this place...More

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Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Nicole- Thanks for taking the time to review Pukaha. We agree seeing Manukura, the rare white kiwi and getting the opportunity to feed huge long fin eels are great experiences. We are sorry to hear you don't feel that you got the most of...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Pukaha has 942 Hectares of lowland forest and a great selection of Birds to be viewed including the Manukura, a small white Kiwi the Kereru, the largest New Zealand Pigeon, kokako, the Piwakawaka and so many more interesting Birds. A superb place to visit for...More

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Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. It sounds like you had an excellent day of wildlife spotting with your family. We will look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

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Response from Clare B | Reviewed this property |
I've been twice, once with a guide and once without. The guide was amazing and told the stories of the birds as we went past the various enclosures and really brought it all to life. She also helped us to find the birds in... More
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As long as you don't use a flash.
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