This was our third visit to the mountain, and the best yet! We had a delicious dinner at Out in the Styx and then spent three hours having a guided night walk through the sanctuary with the very knowledgeable Phil Brown as our guide. We saw tuatara, glow worms, wetas, and a host of other night-life before sleeping like logs at Out in the Styx. A huge breakfast next morning set us up for the day and we had several more daylight hours in the sanctuary, so different from the previous evening. A real thrill was seeing at close quarters a saddleback, and a bit later we were riveted by the clowning antics of at least six kaka. One of these flew down to the ground only 30cm from my foot, but then hopped up right beside me on the bench I was sitting on!! I couldn't believe a wild bird could be so fearless or was it being really friendly?
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