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We had the awesome opportunity to visit at night, and our noisy family of six managed to hear at least 10 individual kiwi shrieking! Amazing! Also we saw the koura (freshwater crayfish) in the streams and heard many ruru/moreporks. Very middy though!
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A great place to walk around looking for native birds. Take some time and look for stichbird, saddleback tomtit and robins if you hang around in the evening you might even be lucky to see or hear kiwi. Remember that this is a predator free...More
Great day out with wife and kids on a pest free nature hike through Taranaki's beautiful lake rotokare. Suitable tramping footwear would be recommended as it was a little wet and muddy throughout parts of the track, awesome
New Zealand scenery and protected wildlife a...More
Predator fenced park that has FREE 24 hour access year round developed and run by local volunteers. This is the only place in taranaki to find saddlebacks (tieke) which were reintroduced a couple of years ago, and have flourished. A good chance to hear, and...More
Was so pleased to have been taken to this beautiful place, the walk of about 4 - 5 kms around the Lake is just so wonderful. A place where a community is working so hard to save New Zealands amazing bush and wildlife. A must...More
A small Lake nestled in the hills inland from Eltham and surrounded by a predator fence which makes a beautiful sanctary for many of our New Zealand native birds, you just have to sit there and listen to the bird song, a great project by...More
This is a lovely easy walk around the lake. Make sure you bring sturdy shoes when it has rained cause it can get pretty muddy. We walked round this lake in an hour (it says 1.5 hours on the signs) but if you walk briskly...More