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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
New Zealand - Comprehensive III 2020 tour

New Zealand - Comprehensive III 2020

Rockjumper Birding
5.0 . Excellent
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
17 days
From: $ 6,327 $ 372 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Yellow-eyed Penguin
  • Takahe
  • Great Spotted
  • Southern Brown & North Island Brown Kiwi
  • Kea
  • New Zealand Kaka
  • Weka
  • New Zealand Storm Petrel
  • New Zealand Falcon
  • Blue Duck
  • North Island Kokako
  • Stichbird
  • Wrybill
  • Long-tailed Cuckoo
  • Rifleman
  • South Island Saddleback
  • New Zealand Robin
  • Pipipi (Brown Creeper)
  • New Zealand Rockwren

Short Description

2020 Price is estimated, not confirmed. 2020 dates may require slight changes.

New Zealand supports a host of unusual endemic land birds and a rich assemblage of marine birds and mammals. Our comprehensive tour is designed to seek almost every possible endemic and take full advantage of New Zealand’s oceanic diversity. Beginning in Auckland, we target North Island Brown Kiwi, amongst a multitude of other species that will no doubt be lifers. The first of our several pelagic excursions then takes place in the Hauraki Gulf in search of the recently rediscovered New Zealand Storm Petrel and a myriad of other species. Continuing to the fabled Tiritiri Matangi Island, we will bird this predator-free reserve for the prehistoric South Island Takahe, strange North Island Kokako and Stitchbird, before combing the Miranda shoreline for the bizarre Wrybill and numerous migrant waders. We finish our time on North Island visiting Kapiti Island searching for the endangered Little Spotted Kiwi, migrant Long-tailed Cuckoo and Tomtit.

Crossing onto South Island, our first stop is Blumine Island Bird Sanctuary, where the dazzling South Island Saddleback and New Zealand Robin will no doubt entertain us, before we embark on another pelagic adventure into the fantastic upwelling off Kaikoura, searching for an abundance of albatrosses, shearwaters and petrels. Travelling across South Island, we will seek the endemic flightless rail known as the Weka, as well as the critically endangered Black Stilt, before hiking through pristine Red Beech forest surrounded by breathtaking glacier-lined mountains, where Pipipi (Brown Creeper) and the massive Kea can be found. In Fiordland National Park our targets will include Blue Duck, the cute New Zealand Rockwren and New Zealand Falcon, before catching our ferry to the rugged Stewart Island in search of Southern Brown Kiwi and a variety of other specialities prior to another pelagic outing visiting several nearby islands. Our final destination will be Dunedin, where a visit to a Northern Royal Albatross colony and a Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding site will certainly be amongst the many highlights of this rewarding tour. With excellent lodging and meals, awe-inspiring scenery and fantastically friendly “Kiwis”, this is sure to be a tour of a lifetime!

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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End City N/A
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Price Per Day: $ 372 per day
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We travelled a short week with Gareth Robbins in december 2016, in Kruger and Wakkerstrom. It was a totally great trip, lot of seeing, even rare birds. Thank you so much!
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I have traveled all over the world with them. They are the best in the business.

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I love this group because they've been very nice to us when they visit our place hope to see once again! Hope to see you again Sir David

Tthey are amazing

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My country is home to rock jumpers, they are amazing. I love this photo.

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Having a great time in India - many thanks to the team. Clive and Cassia

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Intimate Group - 12 max

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