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Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland provided by Habitat Tours

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Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland

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You'll start at
Auckland Central
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  • 1
    Parry Kauri Park
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Tawharanui Regional Park
    Stop: 5 hours -
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You'll end at
Auckland Central
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Important Information
Departure Point
Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Duration
8–10 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Picnic dinner
  • Refreshments - tea and coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Binoculars
  • Reference books
  • Torches
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hotel pick up (CBD)
  • Hotel drop off (CBD)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Pick up not available outside of the Auckland CBD.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 7 years - infant seats are not provided
  • A minimum of two must be booked for a tour to be confirmed
  • A reasonable level of fitness is needed - walking is on well maintained tracks with slight inclines. Night-time walking is with red lights, conditions can be wet and slippery with some exposed tree roots.
  • Clothing should be suitable for being out in nature with warm layers and a rain jacket.
  • Comfortable walking shoes required
  • Bring personal medication.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Don't forget your camera!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jane Roger wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had a wonderful experience in the company of Tristan who was well informed about the bush and wildlife and had specialised equipment which enhanced the days trip . We were lucky enough to see a range of native birds ( including the Kiwi and Takehe ) and taken to beautiful
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Habitat_Tours, Owner at Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland
Responded 21 Jul 2020
It was a real pleasure to take you out on tour and wonderful to be able to share our unique wildlife with our local Kiwis at this time. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and I hope you have some wonderful birthday memories.
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MikieFen wrote a review Apr 2020
Miami Beach, Florida80 contributions50 helpful votes
Our Tour Guide, Tristan, was funny, friendly, very knowledgeable and passionate about the New Zealand ecosystem. Tristan picked us up at our hotel early afternoon and spoke about what to expect during our tour. The first stop is approx. an hour and a half outside of
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Habitat_Tours, Owner at Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland
Responded 12 Apr 2020
Many thanks for your wonderful and thorough review. It was such a pleasure to meet you and take you out on tour; I think you probably hit the record with six kiwi! Unfortunately it might be some time before even I see kiwi again with New Zealand in total lockdown, however our strict measures really seem to be working so we hope to be back doing what we love soon. Even if it is via virtual tours. Keep safe and well during this difficult time - and enjoy your photos and memories of your time in New Zealand.
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John S wrote a review Feb 2020
Southport, North Carolina5 contributions
We went with Pam on an extensive habitat day tour. We did not do Kiwi since this is a late day into evening tour. She is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide who gives her clients tons of info on NZ flora and fauna. She took us to a lovely black sand beach and supplied us with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Habitat_Tours, Manager at Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for your very kind review; it was my absolute pleasure to take you out on tour, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and your company. The West Coast is really spectacular and well done making the walk to the waterfall! I hope you're back in NZ some time and maybe we'll get you out on our night tour to see some kiwis. All the very best Pamela
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Bea wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions1 helpful vote
After almost 5 years in New Zealand, I was beginning to lose hope of seeing kiwi birds in their habitat. With Tristan and the nocturnal weapon he has, we spotted two from very close, and it was a great experience! The other flora and fauna (some endemic species) along the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Habitat_Tours, Owner at Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Many thanks for your wonderful comments and review. I loved taking you both out on tour and finding kiwi for you - not so many New Zealanders have seen kiwi in the wild so it is always a very special experience.
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Brian M wrote a review Jan 2020
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We were happy to have joined Tristan for a day tour through Tawharanui Reserve. It was a very good day indeed, we appreciate his keen ears and eyes for spotting the birds we were delighted to see. Tristan clearly has a great passion and respect for the North Island environment
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Date of experience: January 2020
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JMLcats
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Excellent tour!
Highly recommend this tour! Tristan did an outstanding job! His expertise on wildlife was clearly evident! The m
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Mirthe73
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Day and night tour
This tour was such a good way to learn about nature and all the special animals New Zealand has to offer. Tristan i
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traveler888888
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Amazing Views of Kiwis
Top notch day out with Tristan at Tawharanui. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. Tawh
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GumDrops72
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Must do trip while visiting Auckland
It has been my life’s ambition to see a kiwi in the wild and Tristan of Habitat Tours made that wish come true! Ex
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anonymase1
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Amazing day out
We did a private tour, customised based on our interests, in particular native birds and fauna. Our guide Tristan w
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liveabroad
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Personalized bird watching tour
Kiwi are difficult to see in the wild as they are nocturnal and try to elude people. Thanks to Tristan's experience
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MIke S
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Best way to experience New Zealand
our time in NZ was limited so booking two tours with Habitat Tours was an excellent choice. We saw beautiful scener
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Linda A
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Gannets nesting at sunset - spectacular
This tour was day long, with only three of us. Tristian (our guide) was very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent
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Yrin
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Amazing views, great tour!
Tristan took my partner and I for a tour covering native rainforest, a black sand beach, a lovely waterfall and the
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Cathy N
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Night hike - picnic and kiwis
Tristan took us to Tawharanui - just in time to see the sunset from the beach. We had a super tasty picnic dinner b
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Tom D
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While in Auckland a must have experience !
Had a really good time experiencing the nature and wildlife of NZ with habitat tours, where we was shown around by
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Jenny C
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Fantastic half day tour to beautiful parks
My 12 yr old daughter and I decided to take a half day tour and loved it. Our guide was really dedicated to creati
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Janet A
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Day/Night tour - Tawharanui Regional Park
Loads of bird life - unfortunately we were in a larger group than Tristan would normally take in and also it was a
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Stephanie G
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Unforgettable experience!
Me and my boyfriend went up to Tawharanui with Tristan our guide for some Kiwi spotting. Before our evening bush w
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Steve51766
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Habitat tours day/night tour
We did the afternoon/evening Tawharanui tour with Tristan. He did all the driving and picked us up at our lodge. H
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–10 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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