White Heron Sanctuary Tours

64 Main Road Whataroa South Westland

Come along and observe the magestic Kotuku, White Heron in their natural nesting environment.  Learn about this rare bird in New Zealand and about its nesting habits.  Experience the untouched beauty of the prehistoric Kahikatea rainforest and absorb the natural flora and fauna within this special area.

Awesome photo opportunities and spectacular views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps.

Small personalised tours with knowledgeable, friendly, local guides. A visit to the Kotuku nesting site is only possible with a guided tour which is permitted by the Department of Conservation. Entry into the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve is by permit only.