The greatest little sanctuary in the World
Species: Puffinus gavia
Many offshore islands around North I of NZ from Three Kings to Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds.
August to February
Range in Winter extends to seas off S.Canterbury and sometimes as far as Chatham Is. Some, mainly young birds, migrate to eastern Australia in Winter and stay into early Summer. Stragglers reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
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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.
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Dolphin watching and nature tours
Lochmara Lodge is set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sounds
Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a 28-room nature Lodge in the untouched rainforest of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
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