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New Zealand | North, South and Stewart Islands

National bird



We will start in Auckland with travels through the North, South and Stewart Islands. Our tour will conclude in Dunedin.


December 5th – 21st 2023

Number of participants

Maximum of 8, plus one guide.


$6500 USD


Our guided tour departs from Auckland and ends in Dunedin and will visit some of New Zealand’s best birding locations, including Tiritiri Matangi, Kaikoura and Stewart Island (to name a few).

New Zealand is loaded with spectacular coastlines, mountains and most importantly for us – unique birds, such as Kiwi, Kea, Stitchbird and Wrybill! We will partake in both land-based and pelagic excursions to maximise our birding opportunities.

What species can be spotted?

New Zealand is home to a very diverse set of birds and some of the species to be encountered on our tours are: NZ grebe, Morepork, Wrybill (only bird worldwide with a laterally curved bill), Saddleback, Tui, Kaka, Kea, Weka, Whitehead, Yellowhead, Takahe, Spotted shag, Whio (blue duck), Paradise shelduck, NZ falcon, Black stilt, NZ plover, Fairy tern, NZ pigeon, Red-crowned kakariki (parakeet), Malherbe’s (Orange-fronted) parakeet, Rifleman, NZ pipit, NZ robin, Kiwi and Bellbird. On ferry crossings and/or pelagic trips you can expect to see an assortment of albatross, shearwaters and petrels.

This is a guide only – our tours can be modified to suit your needs.

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