KIWI HUNT TOURS
Search for kiwi, visit the spectacular Whangarei Falls, walk between ancient kauri trees on an elevated boardwalk and explore the historic towns of Kawakawa and Opua. Additional options of Kawiti glow worm caves and cafe or pub lunch available.
- Kiwi bird experience at Kiwi North
- Whangarei Falls
- Kauri forest walk
- Kawakawa train town
- Hundertwasser art toilets
- Historic seaside port of Opua
- Waitangi, Bay of Islands lookout
- Farming and forested countryside
- Conversations with your local driver
- Optional cafe/pub lunch
- Optional Kawiti glow worm caves tour*
* 4X4 only due to unsealed roads and access issues in Mustang.
A scenic tour that travels south from the Bay of Islands and provides you with a chance to see the NZ iconic bird. Few have personally experienced the endangered kiwi as they are flightless, shy, and nocturnal. Kiwi North is part of the national Kiwi Recovery Plan and has an enclosure that mimics the natural kiwi environment as closely as possible. We try to arrive before feeding time to give you the best chance of spotting one but your timetable may coincide with a period of inactivity so we cannot guarantee that you will actually see one, hence the “Kiwi Hunt” tour name. You will also visit a kauri walk and waterfall, and stop at the historic towns of Kawakawa and Opua.
Lunch option – Provides a meal at a quirky cafe or historic pub. Any beverages or alcoholic drinks will be at your cost.
Caves option – Includes a 45-minute guided walking tour of the Kawiti Family Glow Worm Caves. Witness the tiny glowing worms overhead while listening to the history of the caves as told by the Māori family. Includes steps, stairs, darkness and cool temperatures.
The Jeeps or Toyota 4X4 can cater for up to four passengers each, and the Mustang can carry three passengers. If both of our guides are available, we can cater for groups of up to seven or eight. Simply book two tours and you can swap between vehicles on the day if you want.
We pickup from the Paihia Wharf Maritime Building car park, cruise ship tender jetty, or if preferred, from your local accommodation in Paihia, Opua or Russell. Request location at time of booking.
KIWI HUNT TOURS
4.5 Hour Tour Pricing
Group of 1 = $580NZ ($580 pp)
Group of 2 = $620NZ ($310 pp)
Group of 3 = $660NZ ($220 pp)
Group of 4 = $700NZ ($175 pp)
Lunch Option = Add $120 + $40pp
Caves Option = Add $120 + $40pp
Each option adds one hour to the tour