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Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre

#1 of 5 Outdoor Activities in Masterton Features Animals
85379 State Highway 2, Masterton 5881, New Zealand
+64 6-375 8004
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85379 State Highway 2, Masterton 5881, New Zealand
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+64 6-375 8004
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1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the highlights of my 50years, seeing a white kiwi, beautiful, amazing and a great visit. To all bird lovers out there this is a MUST!!! Lots to do in the wairarapa, wellington if you are there.

Thank Lisa F
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a lovely review and it's wonderful to know that a visit with us was such a highlight for you. We'd love to have you back again some time.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing place to visit and the guides really knew their information. Would visit it again 100% The walk was amazing and the birds were fabulous especially the koko that was my highlight also the kiwi she was very cute and it was cool...More

Thank Bianca T
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review as we really appreciate the feedback. Great to know that you saw everything you wanted to and enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a free visit as it was Mother's Day! But it is worth the entry fee at any time! Our Chilean boarders took me but I knew it would be a little difficult for my husband in a wheelchair, he would have been limited...More

Thank bellbird51
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

thank you for writing a review of Pukaha and how lovely to hear that you visited on Mothers Day when we had free entry before 10am. Great to know that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

On State Highway 2, around 25 minutes drive North from Masterton. Right on the roadside, therefore easy access. This venue just keeps on getting better. We had not visited it for a few years and the 'transformation' was very noticeable. Information centre and displays very...More

1  Thank NewZealandCarver
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Pukaha and recommend us to other visitors. We really recommend that people take as much time as they can to visit. Lovely to hear that you feel our continual improvement for both visitors and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time back in over 25 years. Spent a delightful couple of hours here. Bird life amazing. Very well kept and informative grounds. Great inside centre with plenty of interesting information. Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Do time it when they are feeding the birds...More

Thank Rob S
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

How lovely to have you back with us after 25 years! Thank you for your review. Hope you can come back a little more often to visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a stopover, saw the white kiwi bird which was really cool. Friendly staffs, Lynn even let us feed the Eels (1.30pm ) . Would be good for families. Cafe price was reasonable as well (:

Thank sam98762017
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we really like it when our guests are keen to help feed our eels!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a couple of hours viewing a wide variety of indigenous species in lovely native forest- saw kiwi, kaka, kakapo, Takahe, kakariki and kokako, piwakawaka, and Ghekkos, but the tuatara and Hihi were hiding. Heard lots of tuis and watched huge eels...More

Thank MRA12016
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of Pukaha - we really appreciate the feedback. It sounds as though you had a great time with us and we'd love to welcome you back any time

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Have been meaning to stop here for many years, so made it a priority on our way back from Welly. Arrived just in time to hear and see all about the baby kiwi. Watched the white kiwi chasing the brown kiwi, certainly move fast. We...More

Thank Adrienne F
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we're really pleased that you made visiting us a priority. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

My brother resides by in Palmerston North took me to this wildlife centre and is well worth a visit especially if you are interested in Native New Zealand birdlife. It was fantastic to see saddle backs and a hand reared Kokako which one is unlikely...More

Thank AnnieMac16
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely review of Pukaha - really pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 9.30am on the way to Napier, this was a perfect stop to stretch the legs and keep master 5 from going crazy. The smaller walk through the bush is beautiful, don't get your hopes up for spotting birds in the aviaries... but...More

Thank Kiwifire66
Helen T, General Manager at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review of Pukaha - we are a great pitstop, especially for littlies as we have really safe and wide tracks for them to run around on.

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4acadia
Another couple questions: 1. What's a fair amount of time to set aside for the Center? 2. Has anyone done the Behind the Scenes Tour? What did it include? Do you get to see the kiwi closer? Can you choose what you get to do or is it set? Thanks so much!
17 July 2016|
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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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4acadia
Hi . I feel like this is obvious from pics, but want to verify - you can take photos of the kiwis? In many places you can't, so I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
8 April 2016|
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Response from alan h | Reviewed this property |
As long as you don't use a flash.
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