Kōrero: Waikato places

Maungatautari Ecological Island

Maungatautari Ecological Island

Since 2002 the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust has worked to restore the forest on Maungatautari mountain, and reintroduce long-lost bird species such as kiwi, kākā, takahē and hihi (stitchbird). Its major initiative has been the construction of a 47-kilometre predator-proof fence, which encloses 3,400 hectares of the mountain’s upper slopes. Visitors can explore various tracks and view the forest canopy from a 16-metre-high viewing tower.

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Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Photograph by Phil Brown

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Kakepuku to Maungatautari', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27324/maungatautari-ecological-island (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015