Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected natural area where the bio-diversity of a square mile of forest is being restored. A predator-proof fence, specifically designed to exclude 14 species of non-native mammals, ranging from possums to mice, encircles the 8.6km perimeter.
The Sanctuary is at present in a degraded state. Flora now missing from the site or rare – including large podocarp species such as rimu and totara – are being re-established. Many species of threatened native wildlife will be re-introduced. The little spotted kiwi – one of our rarer kiwi – has already been released.
It is a remarkable place with a vision that will take 500 years to achieve – ww.sanctuary.org.nz. It’s also a pretty good place for a Sunday afternoon stroll!
The great fence of Karori – 8.6km of protection for kiwi wildlife.