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White Heron Sanctuary Tours & Accommodation

White Heron Sanctuary Tours & Accommodation
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State Highway 6., West Coast
03 7534120 or 0800523456 (NZ only)
Visit New Zealands only White Heron Breeding site. A unique experience. See the magnificent White Heron (Kotuku), Royal Spoonbill and Little Shag.

Environment Friendly Action

We recycle where possible We compost food waste We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives


Tour tarriff: Adult $120; Child under 12 $55

All Year Available

seasonal September to March.


Tours office situated on State highway 6 in Whataroa township.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
The White Heron Sanctuary is on the top of my list for (re)visiting each time I'm able to return to New Zealand for a holiday.
Not only because the White Herons are magnicifent, especially during their 'courtship', but the whole trip that White Heron Sanctuary Tours offers, is inspiring, from beginning to end. Not only the white herons, but all the other fauna and flora. Paradise on Earth!
My major concern is, that this area remains closely guarded and protected, so the few people that are allowed in the area per day, should in my opinion, never increase.
What I like about Shirley and her team, is that they feel responsible to keep this sanctuary safe - their passion and respect for the area and its inhabitants (being flora or fauna!) is of great added value for the experience.

This November/December I'm returning again, with my husband and some friends, and we are booked on this wonderful trip yet again!
Posted by Sandra Hommes on 2011-09-06 09:07:00