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Petrel Colony Tours

3770 State Highway 6 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1826
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Amazing experience

This was a phenomenal tour and an incredible experience. We went in the evening and watched as the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mattsim2
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Tomball, Texas
Nature at your feet

Our family did this experience. One of the petrels literally landed on our 13 year old son. Others... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2016
Steve D
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Guided tours to the worlds only breeding grounds of the Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica), the largest mainland burrow-nesting petrel.Close views can be obtained from our walkway and viewing shelter located 5 km south of Punakaiki, West Coast NZ.Viewing from 1 April to 20 December.
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2 days ago
“Amazing experience”
Jul 16, 2016
“Nature at your feet”
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3770 State Highway 6 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a phenomenal tour and an incredible experience. We went in the evening and watched as the Westland Petrels came crashing into the forest all around us. Our guide, Bruce, was incredibly knowledgeable and had a detailed answer for every single question we asked....More

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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Our family did this experience. One of the petrels literally landed on our 13 year old son. Others landed at the feet of our 5 and 8 year old. This was a real highlight for them. An excellent informative experience which is a must do!....More

Thank Steve D
B_Menteath, Manager at Petrel Colony Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Thanks Steve. And the highlight for me was watching the reactions of your children!

Reviewed June 2, 2016

Petrels crash landing right at your feet when they return to their burrows at night, where else can you experience that? It is a bit of a climb up the hill to the hide, but my husband, aged 81, could manage it. Bruce, our guide,...More

Thank Leonie2009
B_Menteath, Manager at Petrel Colony Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

Thanks for your great review Leonie. Every visitor helps us to protect these unique birds. Best wishes, Bruce

Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were a group of 13 people - adults and teenage children and partners. We visited the petrel colony in late November. We picked a beautiful calm and clear night which was also great for star gazing! The petrels are birds that are something like...More

Thank serpentine2014
B_Menteath, Manager at Petrel Colony Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2015

Thanks for your review and great to see so much enthusiasm for the lost petrel. I rated the fledgling activity during your visit at 10/10.

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