Opened to the public at the beginning of 2001, this 252-hectare (623-acre) reservoir catchment is now a safe haven for native birds. Only minutes from the Inner City, it is home to rare native wildlife such as kiwi, saddlebacks, and tuatara, which were reintroduced after all pests and predators had been removed from the valley. Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour guided bush walk and learn about the history of the area as well as plans for the continuing development of this unique Inner City greenbelt. The Sanctuary by Night tours are a real treat. They depart daily 30 minutes before sunset.
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- Highly Recommended 2010