The greatest little sanctuary in the World
Species: Eudyptula minor
Throughout New Zealand; islands of the Hauraki Gulf
August to March
Commonly seen in coastal waters all year round. Moulting (up to 10 days) during breeding season Dec-March
You can see this with:
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a 28-room nature Lodge in the untouched rainforest of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
Moutohora (Whale Island) Island Sanctuary birding tour
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.
Beaks and Feathers is a locally owned and operated guiding service on Stewart Island
See New Zealand with the birding experts
Dolphin watching and nature tours
Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony provides you with the perfect opportunity to watch blue penguins as they return from a busy day at sea
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
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 Little penguins in their natural environment and learn about the self funded conservation work
Discover Korora, the Little Blue Penguin, the world's smallest penguin, in their natural habitat on the Otago Peninsula.
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
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.
Kapiti Island and Kapiti Nature Reserve is world-renowned for its diversity and density of NZ birdlife
Lochmara Lodge is set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sounds
Our 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
Experience Otago Harbour and beyond...........
Embark on a unique multi-day voyage of discovery that very few New Zealanders get to experience