Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a unique mainland island in the central North Island of New Zealand. Our 3,400 hectare forested ancient volcano stretches from the rolling Waikato lowlands into the clouds above. The mountain is protected by a 47km pest-proof fence which keeps the forest free from mammalian predators, allowing it to regenerate and providing a flourishing pre-human habitat for New Zealand wildlife including many endangered species. Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is owned by the community and operated by the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust. Thanks to the work of the Trust, our sponsors and volunteers, the mountain is now home to many threatened species including kaka, hihi (stitchbird), takahe, giant weta, popokatea (whitehead), kiwi and tuatara, all of which are now thriving in the regenerated lush forest and pest free environment.

Available Roles:
Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show
Cambridge, Hamilton

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Events | Both/Flexible
21 September 2022 to 25 September 2022

Be part of a great lifestyle show at Mystery Creek that features all things leisure related. Have some fun and soak up the atmosphere, whilst knowing that your efforts are helping Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari as the charity of choice.

Custodians - Sanctuary Mountain Northern Enclosure

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Conservation | Both/Flexible

Take ownership of an enclosure within the sanctuary's predator proof fence accessible from Hicks Road Maungatautari.

Southern Enclosure Custodians
Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Putaruru

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Conservation | Working Hours

Join a small team of volunteers whose focus is ensuring the paths are clear in our visitor experience showcase site. You will be working in a beautiful ancient forest environment interacting with many native species.

Market Stall Assistant

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Conservation | Evenings/Weekends

Help us to raise funds and awareness by assisting with our monthly Cambridge Market Stall...