Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

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The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is an ecological island sanctuary located 6 km south of Nelson, New Zealand and is the largest fenced sanctuary in New Zealand's South Island.

It is the only sanctuary to feature mature New Zealand beech forest.

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust was established in 2004 with the intent of restoring the flora and fauna of the Brook Valley, a former water supply for Nelson with intact beech forest. In 2016, a predator-proof fence was completed at a cost of NZD $4.2 million with all mammalian pests eradicated in 2017. 

In 2018, the sanctuary reopened to the public and an entrance fee was introduced in the ensuing years. Plans are underway for reintroduction of esteemed New Zealand rare and endemic wildlife  such as the Okarito kiwi and Tuatara.

You can visit the Brook Sanctuary's Website here.

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