Email is the most efficient means of contact as we are out and  about in the Sanctuary

Phone:  07 5443 481 in NZ  OR  Phone:  0064 7 5443 481 

See  GLOW  WORMS  here at our Sanctuary !

Near Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Open for bookings, excluding Monday nights (except for Easter Monday, open).


Airline and Travel Staff Discounts - conditions apply


Home Rooms: Bush Whare 

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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary is exclusive to staying guests for guest seclusion and the protection of the wildlife (or occasional permission by special arrangement via email request).





Named as one of the "Four of the best Eco-getaways from The 2011 Organic Explorer, New Zealand" by the New Zealand Herald National Newspaper!

Named as one of the "10 of the best eco-accommodations in New Zealand" in August 2009 edition of "Wilderness" Magazine!


New Zealand's unique ECO-LODGE, RAINFOREST RETREAT and NATURE PARADISE with Evening Glow Worm Tour !   



Take a journey to Mount Tutu Eco- Sanctuary, a special world nestled in  New Zealand Temperate Rainforest. "Best value in boutique accommodation in New Zealand, as it includes a Glow Worm Tour and a Rainforest Eco-Tour in the accommodation tariff."  

The moment you arrive, you will be embraced with a sense of well being.  The Hosts, Tim, Debbie and family, aim to give every guest that special experience of our Kiwi Culture, living in a Wildlife Sanctuary.

Our Sanctuary, a secluded peaceful retreat, 1,200 feet above sea level, with clean running streams and our pure Mount Tutu spring water that bubbles from within the Rainforest, that is so pure, it is an elixir for good health !

Away from the city, we enjoy crystal clear night skies!  

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary - a destination, not just accommodation ! For non-touristy CHANCE encounters with nature, where your experiences are as nature intended.

We don't overtly publicise ourselves, nor use a brochure.  Guests find this magical place by chance.  If you like, the same as the mythical "Shangri-la" in the "Lost Horizon".

For an insight into Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary, 

read blog:   Adventures of "American Julie" 

or read article by Australian Journalist, Flip Prior, recently published in "The West Australian":

A Protected and Hidden Paradise  with Trees over  500 years old!  


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In recognition of our commitment to the environment and to further enhance the pleasure of your stay, we are endorsed as Kiwi Green Certified, using only eco-friendly products in our cleaning.We're also able to offer the facility of sponsoring  New Zealand   native trees through Kiwi Green Regeneration. 

An Old Maori Saying "The Kumera doesn't say it's sweet, you have to taste it to know" 

- Wish you were here at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary!

"What is this life if, full of care

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, in broad daylight

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare."


Wm. Henry Davies (1871- 1940) abridged



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Colin Gibson (abridged)

“These hills where the  hawk flies lonely, rivers running strong and clear,  forests where the tree ferns tower,
these are our care

Pastures where the sheep graze calmly,
orchards where the apples grow,
gardens where the roses cluster,

      these are our prayer..”


Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary - a destination, not just accommodation !

For non-touristy CHANCE encounters with nature, where your experiences are as nature intended 

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