Visit New Zealand's Only Kotuku, White Heron Nesting Site

The Arnold family invites you to join a tour to visit the White Heron Sanctuary, located near Whataroa in stunning South Westland, New Zealand.

White Heron Sanctuary Tours Ltd, (Established 1987) is a family owned and operated business. It is the original and only company to operate in the remote Waitangiroto Nature Reserve and to visit New Zealand's only Kotuku, White Heron nesting site.

A visit to the Kotuku nesting site is only possible with a guided tour which is permitted by the Department of Conservation. Entry into the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve is by permit only.

Come along and observe the magestic Kotuku, White Heron in their natural nesting environment.  Learn about this rare bird in New Zealand and about its nesting habits.  Experience the untouched beauty of the prehistoric Kahikatea rainforest and absorb the natural flora and fauna within this special area.  Awesome photo opportunities and spectacular views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps.  Small personalised tours with knowledgeable, friendly, local guides.

Join us for a unique West Coast outing suitable for all ages and abilities.


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