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This is the only place in NZ you can see white herons nesting, what more do you need to know? They can even provide binoculars, though the hide is close enough that you can see without them. The trip out and back is also an...More
I've wanted to do this tour for 30 years or so and it was worth the wait.
First the services of Dion:
Very helpful at every timing challenge we had from the time we started communicating.
Changed a tour time so we could fit a...More
This tour is a great way to see the white herons in their nesting colony, as well as have a tour of the estuary and lagoon. You get some nice views of the mountains from the coast as well. Highly recommended.
A fantastic tour which gets you right into untouched nature, positioning you only metres from the colony. In addition to the white herons also spoonbill and shags.
Dion is a greAt guide and jet boat driver! Indeed the jet boat ride was also a real...More
We listened to a recorded commentary on the locality / history / geography during the 10 minute drive to the jetty and then regular comments from our knowledgeable jet boat driver afterwards. This meant that our tour of 9 were fully briefed on a whole...More
Visited the sanctuary with a group of photographers and other keen to see these beautiful birds close up. Great value for money and knowledgeable commentary, Dion able to answer questions as well. Birds still courting, others with eggs which we could see in some nests...More
The service was absolutely outstanding, they helped me with my lost back without any hesitation. They were nice and helpful! The place was nice and clean but again the people were the reason why I would recommend this acomondation to everybody, in these times it...More