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Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket

  • 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!
Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket
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Pukaha Mount Bruce Entry Ticket
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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.
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Visit: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre

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.
Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
This is THE place to see live kiwis. If you're near Masterton, well worth a stop in.

We came across Pukaha a few years ago when we happened to be driving by and saw signs about the white kiwi. Since we live far away this was only our second time visiting Manukura, the white kiwi. It was good to see her with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank training1029
Reviewed September 27, 2018
A lovely place to visit

We have visited before but on this occasion we took advantage of some of the talks by the staff which was most informative , interesting and entertaining. We had family from overseas . Very pleased to see the White kiwi. Despite a little wet at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank K372PLchrisr
Lauren M, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you for the awesome review Chris. It sounds like you are local so next time you visit enquire about our new locals rate that will come into effect on October 21st! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile
If you want to see a kiwi...

A natural place to stop as its roughly midway between hastings and wellington. We were desperate to see a kiwi and wasn't disappointed. Enjoyed walking round the main aviaries.

Thank Ian S
Lauren M, Public Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Great to hear you had a super day at Pukaha. Our nocturnal kiwi house aviary makes it very easy to view, Manukura, the rare white kiwi who lives at Pukaha and her mate Frickleton.

Reviewed July 15, 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DanielC16193
Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

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 June 10, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Laura H, Guest Relations Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 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

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