Wildlife and nature lovers will be sure to fall in love with New Zealand’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna. If you’re looking for incredible landscapes and unique wildlife, this beautiful country will not disappoint.
There are so many indigenous animals to encounter during your trip, and New Zealand even has its own ‘Small Five’ – the rare Hector’s dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, the ancient tuatara lizard, the small parrot species of kea, and the iconic kiwi.
To spot elusive Hector’s dolphins, take a tour along the coast of the South Island, and travel along to Dunedin to see the incredibly rare and gorgeous yellow-eyed penguin. The tuatara lizard is truly unique, with distinctive spines, two rows of top teeth and a single row of lower teeth, and the ability to regenerate their tails – you’ll spot these on offshore islands and a few wildlife sanctuaries. The beautiful olive green kea can be found in the luscious forests of the South Island, curiously peering at passer-by’s, whilst you’ll be graced with the renowned kiwi bird on both islands – though Stewart Island is a good place to start.
Why book a wildlife holiday with New Zealand Sky?
Unforgettable sightings of rare species of animals and birds
A chance to see unspoiled landscapes
An awe-inspiring and original addition to any New Zealand holiday
The opportunity to see species which can’t be seen anywhere else in the world