Your journey passes through the small settlement of Whataroa. Glorious white heron plumage displays among the timeless swamp Kahikatea and White Pine rainforest is natural magic.
Visitors have a unique opportunity from September to February (breeding season) to join a guided tour to the bird’s nesting sites. Other times of the year enjoy a rainforest experience in the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve.
The tours are exclusively managed by White Heron Sanctuary Tours. Whataroa is also home to the Petr Hlavacek Gallery where haunting landscapes invite you to take time and absorb the imagery before you.
WHAT TO DO IN WHATAROA
For more information about what to see and do check What’s so great about Whataroa.
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