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Reviewed 22 February 2021

Great spot to stop and view the Otira viaduct construction
Keas wee cheeky and kept all the visitors entertained. Don’t stray too far from your car or motorcycle or the Keas will have a field day

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2020

Don't feed the birds guys. Everyone knows this is a spot where Kea like to hang out, and it's amazing to see them! They're so inquisitive and can get really close to people, so there's a temptation to throw some food out to get that Instagram-worthy photo. But it's killing them. Birds aren't meant to eat human foods, they're too salty and fatty for them and it causes a lot of health problems. It also makes them lose their fear of humans so they're more likely to be injured by people, dogs and cars. Please don't feed them and if you see anyone feeding them, ask them to stop!

I did see Kea here, my only close encounter with these amazing birds. They're more active late afternoon, and they came very close to me, and yes they did nibble my car a bit. Nice views of the viaduct, amazing views of the birds if you're there at the right time of day.

Date of experience: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

We stopped at the overlook to take it all in. It was a clear sunny morning and WOW! As we were getting back into the car we spotted a Kea parrot just behind the car, what a thrill to see this bird up close but not watch it doing damage to our car.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

If you are heading west this is a great spot to stop and stretch your legs, before crossing the viaduct.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

We drove from Frans Josef Glacier to Christchurch. We stopped at the Ottis Viaduct Lookout. The Lookout is on the hill. It was cloudy and windy. The Bridge was still beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2020
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