Where To Find Kiwi Birds? Whakatane Kiwi Capital of the World…

by | May 19, 2023

Kiwi Birds New Zealand Kiwi Trust

We Get Asked Often Where To Find Kiwi Birds? Are They On Our Property? Well, the answer is we’re not too sure. We’ve lost count of how many times people have asked, but we’ve yet to physically see a Kiwi. We’re hoping one day we can say YES we have kiwi, but until then, we say keep looking, listening, and visit the Whakatane Kiwi Capital of the World and experience a night walk on the hunt for our precious Kiwi bird. You can hear the calling of a Kiwi female can be heard here.

Click here for the self wandering Kiwi trail – and download the wandering kiwi map

Kiwi birds New Zealand Kiwi Trust explains that the Whakatāne district is abundant with indigenous wildlife including our national symbol, the kiwi. Kiwi are a unique and endangered species. It is both unusual and exciting to to have a population of kiwi so close to a major centre, as they are in Whakatāne. Source


Why Glamping in NZ should be on your bucket list:

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Most glamping locations in NZ offer either an on-grid power source, solar, or a generator. So you can charge up your phone, store food in a fridge or freezer, and turn the lights on at night so you can find your toothbrush or book to read.

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A good nights rest in a comfortable bed made with fresh, crisp and clean cotton linen. No more having to pump up an airbed or sleeping on stretchers. Bedding comforts to keep you comfortable in summer and warm in winter. Plump cushions, plentiful bedding, with crisp, clean quality linens. Ensuring guests a good nights rest.

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Peacefulness and tranquility are what guests love and something they crave to have in their busy and often chaotic lives. They’re looking to escape off grid, get away from the noise, the pressures of work and family life. It’s a chance for guests to reconnect with nature, refresh and unwind. Here at Wainui Seaside Glamping guests often comment how much they love the peacefulness, the sound of birds and the sea, the views, and just having had the chance to be at peace. Guests often comment they don’t want to leave. This is the beauty of glamping, it’s more than a location, it’s an experience!

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No more plastic plates, sharing utensils, or washing up in the bucket. When you’re Glamping you can expect many of the comforts of home. Barnie has a kitchen with a full-sized fridge and gas oven with a hob. All the pots, crockery and utensils you’ll need for cooking are provided along with some pantry basics including salt, pepper, cooking oil, coffee, tea and milk. Our Glamping Tent has a separate enclosed kitchen with bay window offering stunning views of Ohiwa Harbour and Ohope spit. Inside you’ll find a full-sized fridge and all the pots, crockery and utensils you’ll need for cooking are provided along with some pantry basics including salt, pepper, cooking oil, coffee, tea and milk. Outside is a gas ring for boiling water and cooking.

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This is a key difference between camping and Glamping. Glamping offers you the chance to have an outdoor bath or shower with hot running water, an inside toilet, be it compost, or other, that is both clean and functional. So you’re not having to bring your own paper, dig a hole, or use shared facilities. Both our Glamping Tent and Barnie have a beautiful and private outdoor bath with hot running water available to soak in under the stars. They also have an enclosed shower and toilet room with fresh white toweling meaning you don’t need to bring towels and have to worry about taking them home to clean. Another good reason to go Glamping.

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This is essential if you’re Glamping in winter. Choose somewhere with good heating and supplies to ensure you’re warm throughout your stay. Both our Glamping Tent and Barnie have an indoor fireplace available during the winter periods to keep you warm.

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It’s all here ready to enjoy nature as soon as you arrive.

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