" Bird watching guided tours ", Kaikoura,
Bush Birding Kaikoura
Watching Forest/bush Walks.
Zealand Native Birds up Close and Friendly.
As well as the marine
attractions Kaikoura is well known for, there
is excellent birdwatching close to the town in
areas of lowland forest nestled under the mountains.
With a good food
supply and given a little help with predator control,
there is a fine variety of native birdlife, which
South Island Robin
Shining Cuckoo ( Sept-April)
Yellow-breasted Tom Tit
variety of introduced birds are also present.
are 6 km of delightful walking tracks through the
The walking is easy, with mostly low-canopy trees,
which offer lovely close
encounters with the birds and excellent photographic
Your guides, Barry and Jenny Dunnett, know the area
well, having lived here for over 30 year During the
tour they will will share their wide knowledge of
the diverse flora & fauna to be seen in this this
diverse lowland forest with you.
will be impressed by the abundance of some of the
and their friendliness!
guided walk can be varied to suit your interests
for 2 people. (discounts for larger groups, max.
forest. Great when it's rough weather on the coast
8 km from town centre.
shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather
There is a comprehensive predator-control programme
in one of the areas, which has further enhanced the
birding potential. (see photos below)
and Jenny Dunnett
We have lived in Kaikoura since 1971, raising a family
of four on our 12
acres of land in the country. We are very devoted outdoor
enthusiasts, with a long involvement in tramping and
Barry, once a High School Science/Outdoor teacher, is
author of the local guide book "Kaikoura Walks
We have extensively planted trees and shrubs on our
land to enhance the birdlife. Our recent passion is
to help with bird restoration in the area, working with
a project which began in 2002.
Accommodation can be offered for 2-4 people at
Bellbird Cottage is a self-contained cottage on our
property, in a lovely,
quiet setting of native and exotic trees. It has two
2-4 people, kitchen and bathroom. The tariff is $95
a double, including
to Find Us
The guided birdwatching trips start from our place/Bellbird
Barry and Jenny Dunnett
Bush Birding Kaikoura
Pooles Road, RD 1,
Pooles Road. Please see map.
Look for the yellow letter box and sign.