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Maungatautari, located in the Waikato region in the central North Island of New Zealand, is an exciting place to visit – with 47kms of predator proof fence enclosing 3400 hectares in a sea of pastureland, it is the largest ecological island on mainland New Zealand.

 

With the eradication of mammalian predators largely complete, native bird populations are being re-introduced and trees and ferns are able to grow uninhibited.   This provides for a surprising new environment as the balance of species develops.

 

Come and experience our special mountain.

 

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Planning A Research Project?

All research projects on Maungatautari need to have permission from the Natural Heritage Management Committee before they begin.  If you are planning to carry out a research project on Maungatautari please print the attached form, complete all sections and post the completed form to MEIT, PO Box 476, Cambridge 3450, or scan and email to mail@maungatrust.org for approval.  This needs to be received two weeks prior to the next committee meeting, to be held on the second Tuesday of every second month, i.e.  last meeting was held on 13th October 2014.

 

 

 

Aerial view

 

fence around

 

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