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Evening Kiwi Walk - Tawharanui Sanctuary - Ex Matakana or Auckland

Join your local tour guide, Ness, for a fantastic evening exploring the Tawharanui Bird Sanctuary, home to the New Zealand Kiwi!

Highlights

  • Small group tour
  • Explore the gorgeous Tawharanui Open Sanctuary
  • Experience the Northern Brown Kiwi’s habitat
  • A fantastic chance to hear, and possibly even see the elusive Kiwi!

Join your local tour guide, Ness, for a fantastic evening exploring the Tawharanui Bird Sanctuary, home to the New Zealand Kiwi!

This thriving sanctuary is located on a remote peninsula in the Hauraki Gulf and is the perfect habitat for Kiwi and other native NZ birds such as the Kereru, Tui, Native Owl, Morpork and more.

With native forest, lush pastures and wetlands, gorgeous coastal views and sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why the Kiwi call Tawharanui home.

Beginning at dusk, you’ll set off with your local guide in search of Kiwi by red torchlight. Keep an ear out for the shrill call of the Kiwi, it is very distinctive and almost mesmerizing. You will learn how to identify the difference between the male and female calls as well as other fascinating facts about these wonderful birds throughout the tour.

If you are lucky you may even get the chance to see these treasured nocturnal birds!

The small group numbers of the tour ensure you get the most out of your experience, making for a memorable and informative evening exploring the sanctuary and habitat of the New Zealand Kiwi!

Duration: 3.5 hours approx.

Important: We offer additional Kiwi Tour transport EX Auckland or North Shore - $62.50 one way or $125 return. Simply add this extra service at checkout.

Per person $69.00

Location

  • Pick up/Drop off: Matakana I-Site. Just outside the Cinema Complex in Matakana Village (1hr North of Auckland).

Notes

  • The trails are well maintained, and relatively flat with just a few undulations. Total distance walked will vary, but averages about 1-2km for the tour.
  • Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Guided Kiwi Walk (EVENING) 5.00pm – 8.30pm (3.5hrs) Please note: Summer Hours are different (7.30pm-10.30pm).

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

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Alex from New Zealand wrote on 25 October 2019

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Milo & cookies in the box at 851! 🤫

The tour of the park, the walk and talk from Ness were really special. We saw several different native bird and other species and learned alot about the history of the area and of course the natural history and current habitat and residents of the park. Ness is a great guide who is native to the actual place herself, who was able to produce hot drinks and snacks from thin air, and to out-talk four Americans and two Irish. She is a mine of knowledge and also bakes the best chewy choc cookies which can be obtained from an honesty box at 851 ************ Road. She was also very helpful with managing people's access to and from the tour and generally with directions and other info, as well as helping us to repair our electric car with her bare hands. Don't miss it if you're anywhere near the area!

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David from Australia wrote on 05 October 2019

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Highlight of our trip

Ness rocks, the sanctuary is beautiful and we saw multiple kiwis and the bird song in the park was sensational. Ness spoke through the history and story of kiwis and the broader birds native to NZ.

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