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: Rhipidura fuliginosa
Sub Species: Rhipidura fulginosa fuliginosa
Although one of New Zealand's commonest birds, it is much loved for it's perky dancing character, aerobatics and tameness. The fantail is divided into subspecies on the main island groups and has a pied and a black phase. The black phase is mainly seen in the South Island. Like many New Zealand birds they are vulnerable at the nest to predation by rats.
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Beaks and Feathers is a locally owned and operated guiding service on Stewart Island
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.
Situated within the South Westland World Heritage area, Okarito Lagoon contains over 5000 hectares of shallow waterways and wetlands
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a 28-room nature Lodge in the untouched rainforest of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
This unique wilderness encounteris an opportunity to be guided through the highest privatelyowned land in New Zealand
Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is a 24 room nature Lodge nestled in mountain beech forest on its own 3,000 hectare nature reserve/merino sheep station
Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 307ha nature reserve providing predator free habitat for the conservation of endangered wildlife
We are passionate about our wildlife and environment. Receive personal attention in small groups from friendly, knowledgeable guides and enjoy tours that are generous in length with descriptive commentary on the behaviour and habits of birds.
Dolphin watching and nature tours
Kotuku on Okarito LagoonExplore the Okarito Lagoon with us and see the incredible diversity of a landscape that sweeps from sea to mountains across New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland area
One of South Westland’s most compelling attractions, the kotuku or white heron Sanctuary at Whataroa is this bird’s only New Zealand breeding colony
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
See the "White flippered" (Canterbuy’s own variant of the Little penguin) in their natural environment and learn about our self funded conservation work
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