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Russell is one of the last areas where two rare birds - Kiwi and North Island Weka - can be seen in the wild.
Enjoy a relaxed walk with us to learn more about our native forest and the creatures that live within it. You will encounter wild New Zealand birds in their natural habitat, plus fascinating insects and native plants.
Our walks are suitable for most fitness levels and we keep our groups small and personal. $15 from every ticket goes directly towards on our conservation projects.
Enjoy a guided walk meandering through a forested valley in a Private Kiwi Conservation Area. This fun and informative walk is different each time. What we see and hear depends on the time of the day, the weather, the season and what the walking group is most interested in.
Find out about native plants and their traditional uses.
Walk or sit quietly to see or hear native birds: Weka, Tui, Fantail, Grey Warbler, Fernbird, Kingfisher, and Pipit.
Search for Weta, a harmless giant insect.
The forest changes when the sun sets! The sounds and sights of the day are replaced by the creatures of the night.
This is when Kiwi come out to forage, giving you a chance to hear, or even see, wild Kiwi in their natural environment. Ruru (a native owl) can be heard, shy insects emerge from their shelters, and glow-worms light up.
Daily at sunset (time to be advised)
* note: the night walk ends after the last ferry for Paihia & Kerikeri has departed
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood