An evening on the reserve with excellent guide. Saw two kiwi, and gleaned a lot of information about them.
Nice little walk through the Trounson Kauri Park at night to look at different trees and bushes and animals like glowworms, snails, spiders and of course kiwi. A good chance to actually see one in the wild!
Went on a Kiwi walk - Worst experience ever. If you want to se a Kiwi - do not join this tour!
Ranger from Kauri Coast Top10. Well explained, told us a lot about kiwi and kauri forest.
This has to be the best value tour in New Zealand!! The walk was led by Herb the night we went and we learnt all sorts of things along the way. I helped find a kiwi, so my husband and I were lucky enough to see it, but others in the group weren't so lucky as the bird moved away quite quickly.
My only criticism would be that there was little emphasis on the group being quiet, so that lessened the chances of seeing the kiwi, but in any case they do apparently have pretty good success seeing them.
We had a brilliant time on this tour.
we saw a kiwi in the wild so cant beat that.
Great night hike with guide although we did not see kiwi!!!
We take this tour in the evening as a guided walk and saw many animals.
Great location. Very clean & modern facilities.
I stayed at the lovely DOC campsite and went for a walk through the Reserve on my own. Saw a Kiwi just a few meters away from me and then got very annoyed when the large guided Kauri Coast Holiday Park Guided Tour came, talking so loud that the Kiwi ran away. When I told them, that they had just scared away a Kiwi, I got the response "oh we already saw one".
Didn't get the feeling the people in the tour actually appreciated how RARE and SPECIAL it is to see a Kiwi in the wild!
The lady (from DOC) that led the walk was very good, explained all about the forest. Also explained the problems entailed in helping protect the kiwi from predators (mainly dogs from nearby farms apparently). We were also lucky enough to see a kiwi.