Mt Bruce

Name

Mt Bruce

Location

North Wairarapa, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Overview

Wildlife centre with bush walks amongst native birds

Grade

Easy

Access

Foot

Description

Pukaha Mt Bruce is a DoC native bird sanctuary with a nocturnal Kiwi house and other large aviaries with Kokako, Parakeets, Kaka and eel feeding. There is an admission charge ($15 adults) but after viewing the birds you can go for a 4 km walk through the bush of Mt Bruce behind the DoC centre.

The bush walk is signposted from the main track about 200 metres from the visitor centre. The track has recently been upgraded and is now wide, gravel base, and zig-zags up the hill to the lookout. You can go to the lookout and back (1.5 hours return) or complete the loop which comes back down near the California Redwoods. The loop is about 4 km and the estimated time to complete is 2 hours (about an hour for fit walkers).

Getting there

Pukaha Mt Bruce is well signposted on SH2 about 30 km north of Masterton, 10 km south of Eketahuna.

Other notes

Entrance to this walk only possible through Mt Bruce and payment of admission charge (it goes to a good cause).

Length

4.18km

Conditions

Double track

Altitude

gain171m loss157m begin316m end330m

Last modified

7 Jun 2010 by ledzep

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