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Melanie and Pascal


Ranking: 9/10

I was very impressed by Ian who did really his best to show all of us a Kiwi. With success! Very professional, he used radio waves to detect them.

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Ian Reid


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent evening with Ian who is knowledgeable and passionate about the local Okarito Brown Kiwis. Patience is required, but we were rewarded with an unforgettable encounter.

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Ranking: 10/10

The Kiwi tour with Ian was one of our highlights during 6 weeks vacation in New Zealand and we will remember it forever. And yes, we saw a Kiwi - just for 10 seconds - but anyway it was more about the whole evening and night experience than only about this short moment of luck of seeing one of the rarest birds on our planet.
Ian managed to make it an unforgettable and exciting night including a lot of fun. The whole but yet small group (8 persons) has to struggle to listen for some "crunch crunch" or rustling in the bush and then provide a quiet signal to the others if having the feel there could be Kiwi near by. This creates an exciting atmosphere while the forest is slowly getting darker and darker and the Morepork owl is crying through the night . Whispering voices: "Have you heard something?" "Not sure, could also be a leave falling down." Torches sparkling and Ian with his antenna searching for near "Beep" of one of the transmitters.
So if you would like to join an exciting and funfull wildlife night adventure with very good chances of seeing a Kiwi then I clearly recommend to do a Kiwi tour with Ian and his colleagues.

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Ben Jackson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Just really great - Ian is great, and I got to see a Kiwi. Probably my favourite thing from a 6 week holiday in NZ. Thanks a lot!


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Pete Russell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Jan and I have since returned to the UK following an amazing evening's visit to Okarito, we vividly remember both seeing and hearing Rowi under the guidance of Ian's expert knowledge and field craft. A highly recommended trip which is bound to be a highlight of any NZ tour. Thanks Ian for a memorable evening, please keep up the excellent work.
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Bryce Hain


Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I were lucky enough to do a kiwi tour with Ian. He was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. He made seeing the Kiwi bird our mission and we not only saw 1 but 3!!!! It was absolutely amazing, one of the highlights of our NZ trip :). Highly recommended!