The Sunrise and Sunset Tours
- Up close and personal viewing of the petrels activities
- Enable viewing of peak activity when the petrels can be seen flying into the breeding grounds during the first hour after sunset
- Visitors may see other night life such as the native owl, the Morepork, or hear Great Spotted Kiwi and Weka calling
Petrel Colony Tours offers The Sunrise and Sunset Tours to the Westland Petrel Colony for a unique wildlife experience watching petrels! Situated in the midst of an isolated sub-colony, near the wild Tasman Sea, the viewing shelter is positioned close to breeding burrows and sites that the petrels use for landing and taking off. Excellent viewing of a variety of petrels activities is possible. Close views are normal so binoculars are not necessary. There will be two tour options, the sunset tour and the sunrise tour which enable viewing of peak activity when the petrels can be seen flying into the breeding grounds during the first hour after sunset, or departing back out to sea during the last hour before sunrise. Besides from petrel viewing, visitors may see other nightlife such as the native owl, the Morepork, or hear Great Spotted Kiwi and Weka calling.
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