Beyond the fact that we did indeed see the elusive Kiwi on this tour, I want to thank Real Journeys for creating such a well structured, professional tour. Our Guides Ollie and Johnny were superb. As a tour guide myself, I was blown away at how good these guys are. Such excellent knowledge on everything to do with Stewart Island and the Kiwi Birds. They were obviously passionate too and living their dream on this mighty Island! Everyone should spend the coin and do this tour!!!
This was an excellent experience made even better by the sightings of 2 kiwi. There were 14 of us in our total group and once we arrived at our destination, we were split into 2 groups - sadly the other half did not spot the kiwi. This really was a great overall experience, starting with the boat trip to the island and spotting 3 species of penguin. The company provide the torches, but remember to bring waterproofs and shoes for muddy conditions.