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One Day Birding Adventure

Foris Eco Tours

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As passionate conservationists we'll take you out of our way to discover birds you have never seen. A full day birding adventure checking out a few sites to maximize your chances to see a range of endemic New Zealand birds. We explore arguably New Zealand's finest forest, stunning estuaries, amazing wetlands and seek out rare birds in their natural habitat.

What You'll Get

This eco-tours’ fantastic birding trips are all about you. We like to have a conversation with our clients about what species they would like to see. We offer shore bird and forest bird experiences depending on your preference.

Our forest bird watching experiences are set in Whirinaki Forest among massive 1000-year-old trees in dinosaur forest and get face-to-face with rare and endangered New Zealand birds including: kaka (North Island parrot), yellow-crowned kakariki (parakeet), toutouwai (North Island robin), karearea (NZ falcon), whio (blue duck), titipounamu (rifleman), koekoea (long tailed cuckoo), miromiro (tomtit), keruru (wood pigeon), tui and more in their natural habitat.

Our shore bird sites are spread around the Bay of Plenty and we aim to see include: NZ dotterels, Bar-tailed godwits, Royal Spoonbills, white fronted terns, pied stilts, various cormorants and many more.

Trips leave Rotorua/Tauranga at 9.00am daily, returning around 4pm. Trips are suitable for anyone with moderate fitness – no hiking or birding experience is necessary. Children welcome – minimum age is 10 years old.

Lunch, binoculars, spotting scope, transport to and from Rotorua (we pick from Rotorua/Tauranga accommodation providers) is provided.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
1: Rotorua, New Zealand
2: Tauranga, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up in Rotorua or Tauranga, usually 9.00am pick ups.

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Foris Eco Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.