A private yellow-eyed penguin conservation area provides up close spectacular penguin viewing and excellent viewing of many other pelargic and land based species with small groups on the spectacular Otago Peninsula
Species: Morus serrator
Many islands and two headlands (eg Muriwai) around NZ Coast; Hauraki Gulf - Sugarloaf & High Peak Rocks (poor Knights), Maori Rocks (Mokohinau Islands) and Broken islands (Great Barrier Island); Cape Kidnappers is the Cape Kidnappers is the largest and most accessible gannet colony in the world. Southernmost colony Solanders.
July to January
Most juveniles to south & eastern Australia.
You can see this with:
Moutohora (Whale Island) Island Sanctuary birding tour
Share our passion and knowledge of this idyllic region. Book a tour with Abel Tasman Eco Tours and experience the slice of heaven that is the Abel Tasman National Park.
See New Zealand with the birding experts
Farewell Spit is a Wetland of International Importance, Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary at the top of the South Island that protrudes 35 kilometres into Cook Strait like a long crooked finger
Dolphin watching and nature tours
To discover New Zealand’s unique bird-life and finest natural wonderlands, contact the specialists in custom designed birding tours for small groups, couples and individuals
Cape Kidnappers safari experience takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony - the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no
Embark on a unique multi-day voyage of discovery that very few New Zealanders get to experience
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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a 28-room nature Lodge in the untouched rainforest of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura
Sails Ashore boutique hosted accommodation & Sails Guided Walks and Tours in a single package offers the very best of Stewart Island and in particular Ulva Island Open Sanctuary
A warm current from the Australian Great Barrier Reef flows onto Stewart Island. This brings a much more diverse variety of marine creatures than would normally be found in waters of this latitude, a visit will have you wishing for more