1st July 2003 we started donating some of our revenue to help
fund our own conservation project. So far we have raised over $10,000.
all HALF DAY and FULL DAY trips we will donate:
$ 1.00 per paying adult or child per guided tour
OVERNIGHT trips we will donate:
$1.00 per paying adult or child per guided trip of 2 - 3 days
$5.00 per paying adult or child per guided trip of
4 or more days
Our aim is contribute to the protection and enhancement of our native species (terrestrial / marine) and our natural environments.
We wish to foster the development of sustainable conservation techniques, support meaningful research and genuine conservation projects.
We would also like to encourage clients to actively participate
in conservation projects. This is a long term project and further
details will be posted on this website as they are finalised.
can help by participating in one of our guided trips, water taxi
charters or shuttle tours.
Mystery - The Orange-wattled Crow"
belongs to an endemic and ancient species of New Zealand birds that
has an almost haunting organ or flute like call. Not so long ago,
there were two subspecies: the North Island Kokako - the blue-wattled
crow and the South Island Kokako - the orange-wattled crow. Although
the North Island Kokako still exists today, albeit in low number,
the South Island Kokako has not been officially sited in recent
PUBL-0012-01 - John Gerrard Keulemans' Blue-wattled crow, Glaucopis
wilsoni. Orange-wattled crow, Glaucopis cinerea. This is published
as Plate I. 1888, in Walter Lawry Buller's book, A history of the
birds of New Zealand. 2d. ed. (Volume I. London, 1888).
"Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington,
New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of this image."