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If you appreciate birdlife in its natural habitat and enjoy peaceful lagoon and river walks, Waikanae Estuary scientific reserve is the place to visit.
The Wellington/Kapiti region is home to more wild birds than any other place in New Zealand, and you'll be able to get up close to many of them on a tour of Waikanae Estuary. There are approximately 63 species of wild birds that live in the region, with around 20 species on show most tours.
Enjoy a stroll around the lagoons, sandspit and river reserve while enjoying the magnificent scenery and the many wild birds which inhabit this wonderful area.
Mik, your local guide, has an extensive knowledge of the local birdlife. Mik will lead you on a tour of the Estuary where you may encounter shags, dabchicks, royalspoonbills, scaup, herons, shovelors, pukeko, Caspian terns and many more species that live in the wild.
This tour was a highlight of our trip to NZ... [It] was better than I dreamed it could be and I can not wait to return for a second tour next year.
-Linda Uemura: USA