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Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours

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Lovely estuary and lagoons

For bird watchers and anyone who likes bird life and a pleasant walk this is a lovely place. It's... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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Lovely tour with experienced tour guide

This tour is done by one person who knows a lot about the estuary. He was also very kind enough to... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Johnny R
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Very informative ”
10 Aug 2016
“Lovely estuary and lagoons”
A couple of hours is money well spent with Mick Peryer – a local celebrity and acknowledged author. His dry sense of humour fits in well with his extensive knowledge of the area and during his tour it is not uncommon to record over 25 species of...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
160 Weggery Drive, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-905 1001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is only $25 a head for a 2 hour trip with Mik who is a mine of information about the estuary. We saw over 25 different breeds of birds, but wouldn’t have known that without the expert with us! I have done the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

For bird watchers and anyone who likes bird life and a pleasant walk this is a lovely place. It's easily accessible by car if you have limited mobility so you can watch from the car or you can stroll down the estuary to the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This tour is done by one person who knows a lot about the estuary. He was also very kind enough to tell several stories and show me the birds I wanted to see. He even helped me find a special bird called the black-fronted dotterel....More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We enjoyed wandering the Estuary hearing Mik's stories of the local birdlife - and the surprises at the beginning and end of the tour were fab too! Perhaps one for those who'd like a pleasant and entertaining afternoon stroll with the birds, rather than for...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank nanometre
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Mik is very knowledgable and extremely entertaining. I had a fabulous time, and look forward to taking more friends on this tour

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Mik does an awesome job of entertaining while on the tour. Learn about the local birds, and some great stories, all true of course, about them!

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Don't miss the opportunity to walk with Mick along the idillic waikanae 's lagoons. I'm always searching for travelling experiences beyond the mainstream turism. Mick has a lot of stories to tell you so just book his tour and listen to him. .

Thank Martina Z
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Peaceful and a great setting. Needs more publicity. Many are missing out on a interesting day out. The lack of funding probably is the reason that not enough is done to promote the site.

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Henry M
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