Pricing and Conditions

Adult $280.00
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NZ tax of 15%

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A minimum of 4 is required for the tour to proceed, and there is a maximum of 8 per tour. Flat covered footwear is mandatory. We are unable to cater for wheelchairs, due to the natural terrain of the forest (uneven, narrow, and occasionally steep surface). Tour may not be suited to people with severe allergies due to a variety of flora and fauna. A moderate level of fitness is required as the tour involves walking, sometimes for an extended period, or on uneven or steep terrain.

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More than 14 days before the booking date: 95% refund (5% administration fee retained). 8-14 days before the tour date: 50% refund. 2-7 days before the tour date: 25% refund. Less than 24 hours before the booking date: No refund. All cancellations must be communicated in writing. Please refer to our website for further information -

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Experience the magic of Kiwi conservation with us. Join our passionate team on a journey through the secluded Ōmataroa forest and immerse yourself into our conservation programme. Led by our knowledgeable local Māori guide, embrace manaakitanga (care) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) for New Zealand Aotearoa's National Bird the Kiwi. Our encounters range from releasing Kiwi into the forest, hearing their captivating calls, assisting with egg retrieval, tracking their burrows, improving their habitat or participating in health checks. From our off-grid eco-centre nestled in Ōmataroa forest, be introduced to our culture and enjoy a feast infused with Māori essence.

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Months of operation:
All months of the year


133 MacDonald Road, Whakatāne, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Whakatāne Airport - 20 minute drive, Rotorua Airport - 50 minute drive, Tauranga Airport - 60 minute drive.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Whakatāne bus terminal - 20 minute drive, Rotorua bus terminal - 60 minute drive, Tauranga bus terminal - 60 minute drive.
decisions Proximity to town:
Whakatāne - 20 minute drive, Rotorua - 60 minute drive, Tauranga/Mount Maunganui - 60 minute drive.

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