Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary
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Maunganui Bluff

During the southern summer (November to April), the Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary opens its doors to explorers, volunteers, interns, and those interested in sleeping in a tree tent. The next programs start on October 30th, 2017.

Click on the tabs above to make a booking for the program that you are interested in. To ensure that you can secure a spot, we recommend that you make a booking for the Intern and long term Volunteer position at least six months in advance, for a short term Volunteer position and the Explorer program at least two months in advance, and for the Tree Tent Experience at least one month in advance.

If you are keen to join us at the last moment, send us a message at pupurangi.naturesanctuary(at)gmail.com and we will confirm the availability within a day.

The Explorer program includes accommodation in the sanctuary (including two nights in a suspended tent), delicious meals, training, all of of the activities listed in the Explore section, and transfers to/from Whangarei. Treat yourself to an incredible experience by choosing your preferred date in the form below (programs start every Monday from November). You may participate in as many Explorer programs as you wish.

The cost for the seven day Explorer Program is NZD 499 / EUR 325 / USD 350 (all taxes included)

A NZD 100 deposit (non-refundable) is required to reserve a place in the program.

The Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and all of the proceeds from this program go towards the funding of the conservation efforts.

To reserve your place and make the deposit, email us at pupurangi.naturesanctuary(at)gmail.com your preferred start date (programs start every Monday from November).

The Volunteer program includes accommodation in the sanctuary, delicious meals, training, all of of the activities listed in the Volunteer section, and transfers to/from Dargaville. To join our team and contribute to the protection of the kiwi, email us at pupurangi.naturesanctuary(at)gmail.com your preferred start date (programs start every Monday from November) and we will refer you to one of our partners so you can make a booking.

The Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and all of the proceeds from this program go towards covering the sanctuary's operating costs.

Internships include accommodation in the sanctuary, delicious meals, general and personalized training, all of of the activities listed in the Volunteer section, and transfers to/from Dargaville. To apply for a position or to enquire about the cost of the program, email us your resume and motivation letter at pupurangi.naturesanctuary(at)gmail.com and we will contact you to set up an interview.

The start dates for the internships are:

  • Conservation Internship - any Monday from the first Monday in November until the last Monday in January - minimum commitment 10 weeks
  • Hospitality Internship - the first Monday in December or the last Monday in January - minimum commitment 8 weeks

The Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and all of the proceeds from this program go towards covering the sanctuary's operating costs.

The Tree Tent Experience includes breakfast and accommodation in a spacious suspended tent. Additional meals are available at an extra cost. You may participate in the Volunteer or Explorer activities that are scheduled during your stay.

The cost for a night in the sanctuary (between December and March) starts at NZD 129 / EUR 85 / USD 95 (all taxes included).

Participants in the Volunteer and Explorer programs may upgrade their accommodation to a tree tent based on availability. The cost is NZD 35/night or NZD 199/week.

The Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and all of the proceeds from this program go towards the funding of the conservation efforts.

Treat yourself with an incredible experience of sleeping suspended among the trees by making a reservation