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White Heron Tours Okarito Lagoon, Kotuku, Royal Spoonbill Nesting at the Waitangi Roto Nature Reserve.
White Heron Tours Okarito Lagoon, Royal Spoonbill Nesting - tour includes a 20 min jetboat ride.
White Heron Tours Okarito Lagoon, Royal Spoonbill nesting at the Waitangi Roto Nature Reserve.
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White Heron Tours

Whataroa | SOUTH ISLAND

View the majestic Kotuku (White Heron), the Kotuku Ngutu Papa (Royal Spoonbill), Kawapaka (Little Black Shag) and other Bird life - all in their natural environment within the Waitangiroto nature Reserve. This is a small group tour suitable for those who have a genuine love and respect of birdlife.

Tour Details - White Heron Tours Whataroa:

 

Tours to the White Heron Colony open late October and the Kotuku disperse from the colony about the end of February/Early March each year. This is a unique experience for bird lovers, as this is New Zealand's only Kotuku nesting site.

 

The round trip tour begins at Whataroa and  takes approximately 2 to 3 hours. From the Whataroa office, a short minibus ride takes you to the river to connect with the jet boat. The jet boat ride is a gentle 20 minutes each way. From the jetty, take a short boardwalk (500m) through native bush to the viewing platform where you can stay 30-40 minutes to view the birds.

 

Tours run under concession with the Department of Conservation and bookings are essential. Entry is by Permit Only and all tours are accompanied by a guide. Wet weather gear is provided.

 

Tours run at approximately 9am, 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm and maximum numbers are 12 per tour.

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