Wonder what it is like to cuddle a kiwi?
Guests of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers are finding out first hand through the lodge's KIWI DISCOVERY WALKS, and loving the experience!
About the size of a domestic fowl, the very cute kiwi has coarse, bristly, hair-like feathers and can easily be cuddled in two hands.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is part of Cape Sanctuary*, the largest privately owned and funded wildlife restoration project of its kind in New Zealand. Predator-proof fencing was installed in 2007 and now some 55 kiwi's that call Cape Sanctuary home.
Lodge guests take part in this very special activity with Kiwi expert Dr. John McLennan and his team, who offer small groups of guests guided tours, using their radio tracking and monitoring devices to locate the kiwi habitat on the Farm. Guests get the chance to get up-close to one of New Zealand's most endangered and rare birds - a truly awesome experience. Holding the kiwi and taking a photo is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Kiwi Discovery Walks are now a popular part of the Cape Kidnappers Guest Activity Program and are available from mid-October until late May (subject to seasonal breeding variations).
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a sister property to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri Lodge.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Kiwi Discovery Walks At The Farm At Cape Kidnappers
Source = The Farm at Cape Kidnappers