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
Species: Puffinus huttoni Mathews
Seaward Kaikoura Range and possibly the Inland Kaikouras, NZ.
August to March
Absent from breeding grounds from mid-April to end of August. Abundant in coastal seas from Otago peninsula to Cook Strait. Winters in Australian seas though some birds still seen off Kaikoura.
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Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura