Join Habitat Tours for a magical evening at Tawharanui, an hour north of Auckland, home to the North Island brown kiwi. Enjoy a light supper at sunset before taking a guided walk to discover kiwi and other nocturnal wildlife. Enjoy the incredible night sky, well away from the city lights.
Best opportunities to see KIWI in the wild near Auckland
Gift Vouchers Available.
Check out the Stuff news article on our kiwi tour : https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/auckland/300148347/twharanui-regional-park-aucklands-bestkept-secret-is-a-sanctuary-with-wild-kiwi
- Depart Auckland 6pm - return 11.00pm approx. (Times differ outside daylight saving).
- Pick ups also available Warkworth & Matakana.
- We have a very high success rate of seeing kiwi.
- Tour Includes transport, guided walk, light supper.
- Adults NZD $130.00
- Child NZD $60.00 (7 to 13 years old)
- Minimum of 2 adults for a confirmed tour departure.
Feel like an UPGRADE? See below for details.NOTE
A reasonable level of fitness is required for our ecology walk; however the pace will be leisurely while we search out the wildlife and enjoy the bush and views. Night walk is taken using red lights - visibility is slightly reduced. An alternative option is to remain at the beach location/or shorten your walk whilst the remainder of the group take the full walk.
This is an outdoors activity and weather is often changeable. The tour is viable for most weather conditions.
Just bring your keen sense of adventure and enjoy NZ’s wonderful natural environment!
COVID-19 - What we're doing to keep you safe >
- Best opportunities to see KIWI in the wild near Auckland.
After sunset the bush environment changes. Tawharanui is home to the NZ Brown Kiwi, few NZ’ers have seen this bird in the wild, Morepork (NZ owl) and Weta.
Much of our insect life, fish life and some bird life are nocturnal, this is an opportunity to experience what goes on in the dark!
You will be guided through the native forest by your guide in search of our nocturnal wildlife.
The night sky at Tawharanui offers some amazing stargazing opportunities.
We enjoy a light supper with beautiful views of the beach and ocean and the setting sun.
Please be aware that the North Island brown kiwi is not held in captivity; we therefore cannot guarantee their sightings or behaviour on any given night. However we do have a very high success rate.
UPGRADE YOUR TOUR
Want to spend more time at Tawharanui, have a guided
daytime walk and see a giant kauri?
Pick up Auckland 4pm - Adult $180 Child $80
For upgrade or private tours please email: email@example.com
or phone: +64 (0)21 422 707
Take a private tour with your family or friends? Email us for a quote.
Volunteer with your Habitat guide to do some conservation work and enjoy a kiwi tour? More information coming soon.
“OMG I saw a WILD Kiwi Bird...Highlight of my 20 days in New Zealand”
I did the Day night tour to Tawharanui, it was amazing. I got to see the big 4 including a wild Kiwi. Tristan has keen eyes and has excellent knowledge of Flora and Fauna...
Jack K – Adelaide, Australia
The Kiwi - Unique to New Zealand
and our National Icon