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Habitat Tours is a unique boutique nature focused tour company. We explore locations close to Auckland but slightly off the beaten track. Day tours from Auckland visit rainforests, stunning coastlines, black and white sandy beaches and experience...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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29 William Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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+64 21 422 707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day with Habitat Tours including pickup/drop off at the cruise port, birding on our own at a small park with a waterfall and pond, and several hours at Tawharauni including birding on our own on the beach, guided birding on a trail in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gregoryk682
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our nature tour. It was lovely to be able to show you a little of Auckland and our wildlife during your cruise stopover. I trust the remainder of your vacation went well. All the best Tristan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tristan was an excellent guide--very knowledgeable and pleasant. The pace of the tour was just about right, and we were able to spend a reasonable amount of time at each of the three sites we visited to experience as well as view. The attached photos...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Albert Z
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review, it was a real pleasure to take you both out on tour. I trust you have many great photos and memories of your time in Auckland and New Zealand. All the best Tristan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took a birding tour of the Auckland area with Tristan who brought us to a variety of areas: beaches, parks, rain forests, etc. to find endemics of NZ (and non endemics as well.). It was a great tour, nicely paced and very informative. Tawharanui...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaryKC1065
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely feedback. It really was a pleasure to have the opportunity to take you to Tawharanui and find some of our very special birdlife. I trust you have great memories of your time here. All the best Tristan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tristan was a great guide, informed on fauna and flora. He had a real feel for his subject and is such a nice guy to spend a day with. Interested mainly in birds we had a close up encounter where a bellbird sang for 5...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter T
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to take you to the open sanctuary at Tawharanui and see a great variety of our birdlife. I hope you have some great photos from you time with me. All...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this tour and Pam was very patient with answering my questions before I booked the tour. We were promptly picked up at our hotel by Tristan who drove us to see a 800 year old Kauri Tree at Parry Kauri Park, then to Matakana...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tk50701
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you out on tour and so pleased that you could tick a 'kiwi in the wild' off your list; Tawharanui is certainly a very special place! I trust you have many happy memories from your time in New Zealand....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I booked a Kiwi tour with Tristan and the whole experience was wonderful! Tristan was in communication frequently in the weeks leading up to the tour, so we were very prepared when the time came. He picked us up at a location...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Benjamin B
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to be able to take you both out on tour, thank you for your very kind comments and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with me. The kiwis certainly turned it on for us on this night, you currently hold the...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

This was an excellent trip where I enjoyed wonders of the natural world of charming New Zealand. I was very impressed by the excellent organization, the sincerity and dedication of the service and the commitment to make it a memorable experience. It was indeed a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaithAbuRaddad
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

With only 1 full day to see Auckland, we decided to go for the spectacular scenery. Our choice of Habitat Tours was value and time well spent. It was a true full day with just us and Pamela, our guide. We love to take our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Habitat_Tours, Manager at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

It was such a pleasure to meet you both and have the opportunity to show you some of our stunning scenery on the West Coast of Auckland. Thank you for your very kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our picnic - good food...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Kiwi are difficult to see in the wild as they are nocturnal and try to elude people. Thanks to Tristan's experience and expert hearing, he found one for us. The entire 9 hour trip was informative (quick stop to view large native Kauri tree) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank liveabroad
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your most positive comments and so glad that you enjoyed the tour. It's always a thrill to see the kiwi in the wild. Enjoy your memories of our wildlife and New Zealand.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

our time in NZ was limited so booking two tours with Habitat Tours was an excellent choice. We saw beautiful scenery, lots of birds,learned a lot about NZ eco system,wonderful walks through the forests.. definitely the most enjoyable days of our NZ visit. Thanks Tristen....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MIke S
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for rating our two tours so highly! We so appreciate your wonderful feedback. All the very best. Tristan

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