Often we need to walk quite quickly into the kiwi territory, if we have time we will also explain a little about New Zealand’s history, Continental Drift, Remoteness, Giantism, Isolation, Immigration, Native Mammals, and Flightlessness.
Once we reach the kiwi habitation, we will listen for kiwi activity. There is a very good chance that will hear the birds snuffling for food or generally moving around in the bush.
This is a unique trip which takes teamwork, ownership, buy-in to the theory, participation, responsibility and patience.
We are professionals and we expect professional behaviour.
We will hear the bird calling – the very unique sound resonating for miles into the quiet of the night. We have a 85% Success in viewing Kiwi.
During darkness we will hear Morepork ( Ruru ), tree weta’s even possum.
After a time listening we will walk back to the vehicle – Along the way we may encounter more kiwis along the track together with more possums or even deer.
A clear night will give us a great chance to be guided by the stars of our galaxy and we often get a great view of the Milky Way.
Once back at the van – the heater is cranked up as we drive back to your accommodation.