This morning wander around the Trounson Kauri Reserve and bask in the shadows of these huge trees. The reserve is an intensively managed mainland island surrounded by predator traps. The mainland island concept protects the resident birds from invasive pests and provides a refuge for many threatened species; it is home to a well-nurtured and protected population of kiwi. After lunch we continue south to the vibrant harbour city of Auckland, arriving around 3pm. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Tides: This tour is affected by tide times and sea conditions - particularly on Ninety Mile Beach. Plan B is to go in a different or reverse order, but very occasionally your guide may be forced to skip something altogether.
High Season: If you are doing this trip between Christmas and mid January expect to see more tents, sun-scorched folks, and ice-creamed kids at campsites. When it all goes too mad your guide may choose different campsites on night two and three to keep us all sane.