Okarito Kiwi Tours
Trips are generally available from October – to March.
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 flightless birds.
Once we reach the kiwi habitation, we will listen for kiwi activities.
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 that takes teamwork, ownership, buy-in to the theory, participation, responsibility and patience. We welcome you if you are prepared to work hard and take ownership of your behaviour.
The trips generally start approximately 1 hour prior to sunset. 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.
That success can only be achieved with the buy-in, responsibility and ownership from everybody on the trip. You are directly responsible for the success of seeing a kiwi in the wild.
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.
Due to the nature of the tour, the buy-in, teamwork, ownership, responsibility, lateness, and the patience required (lots of standing still), we would not recommend this tour to any child under the age of 12.
Do not hesitate to give us a call. About getting there, accommodation other activities etc.