Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
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Evy Coke
Wellington, New Zealand70 contributions
Dec 2021
If I had seen no other birds, the Takahe alone would have been worth the trip. It was breathtaking to see so many so close just living their everyday lives. We saw four adults and a chick and I got a real appreciation of how magnificent these birds are. We also saw Kaka, a Ruru and Paradise and blue ducks. It was nice to see a number of Kakariki as well. The sanctuary is well set out; attractive and peaceful. A lovely place to visit on a rest day. Well worth the time and the donation.
Written 29 December 2021
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Jackie S
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
Dec 2021
Wonderful chance to see some rare birds close up! We went and saw Takahe, Ruru, Kaka, and many more. It's lovely and spacious area to walk around near the lake. Please donate to this worthy cause if you visit.
Written 21 December 2021
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Kim G
10 contributions
Dec 2021
We were surprised at how close we were able to get to some beautiful NZ birds. Worth a look if you want a slower paced activity in between your adventures. Loved it!
Written 7 December 2021
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Michael Stace
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
Nov 2021
Visited the bird sanctuary to see some takahe and I saw four. Definitely recommend visiting the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary if you want to see some endangered takahe.
Written 24 November 2021
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Henwoods24
Christchurch, New Zealand347 contributions
Nov 2021
Where else in the world, do you get to check out an endangered species of bird, for free, in easy view and right next to the Te Anau Lake walk. Amazing birds,
Written 24 November 2021
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Lesley A
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Highly recommend the bird feeding at 1030
The doc guide was very knowledgable. Loved being so close to Takahe
Written 30 October 2021
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spidernz
Gisborne, New Zealand160 contributions
Oct 2021
This was EASILY the best $10 we've ever spent on holiday. Book via the Fiordland National Park visitors centre for the morning feeding tour at 10.30, this way you get to walk into the takahe enclosure and get some amazing photos of this nearly extinct blue chicken :) Our guide was Katherine, and it was the first tour of the summer, so we felt extra lucky. Her love and passion for the birds, plus the info she gave (as well as being really funny) made this a special experience. You can just wander in at any time to see the enclosure - there is no specific entry place, (but others have done this and not seen the takahe as they were hiding in the bushes, no such issue at feeding time!) but the 45 minute tour was an absolute highlight.
Written 13 October 2021
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5gomad
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
Oct 2021
Lovely low key bird sanctuary which is free and in beautiful setting. If you can book into the morning bird feeding tour - $10 at the Fiordland visitors centre. Tour guide was funny, knowledgeable and friendly and you actually go in to the Takahe enclosure while they cautiously come out to eat a metre or two away from you.
Written 12 October 2021
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StaceyCheer
Arapuni, New Zealand122 contributions
Jun 2021
A cold but lovely walk around the sanctuary. Enjoyed seeing some of our native birds being so well cared for. I especially enjoyed seeing the South Island Kaka and Takahe up close. We were lucky enough to spend a bit of time with one of the DOC workers going about her chores - she was happy to answer our questions and tell us a bit about the birds. Pleasant, free (donations appreciated!) way to spend an afternoon!
Written 6 July 2021
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Tom Brew
Dunedin, New Zealand32 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We went on the morning bird feeding tour. This was a great chance to get up close to some of the birds, especially the Takahe and Kaka. Our guide was very knowledgable, and this was a great chance to learn more about the efforts to save our endangered native birds. A great cause!
Written 27 May 2021
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