Okarito and Whataroa Natural Wildlife
Okarito and Whataroa have a range of natural wildlife and indigenous birds, insects, animals and plants, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. The best known indigenous creature in New Zealand is the kiwi, a flightless, noctural bird.
Experience the natural wildlife of New Zealand up close with a natural wildlife experience in Okarito and Whataroa. See endangered species, unique birds, animals and plants and current conservation projects aimed at preserving our wildlife.
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Mobile-friendly - Visit NZ's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. This beautiful bird breeds in a secret location in one of the most romantic places—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve —part of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. Seeing these splendid birds is a rare sight and visiting their breeding ground, a truly unique experience. Learn about this rare bird and its nesting habits.
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