5 star accommodation in 50 acres of native bush. A birder's paradise, close to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park and to Farewell Spit
Species: Porphyrio porphyrio
Sub Species: Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus Temminck
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Our holiday park is home to four of New Zealands rarest birds the North Island Brown kiwi, the North Island weka, fernbirds and the brown teal. You will hear the calls of kiwi, weka, morepork, pukeko and spur winged plover during your stay with us.
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
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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
The greatest little sanctuary in the World
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