The tour begins with a short bus ride and a commentary about the area, local flora and fauna and the herons themselves. We then transferred to a jet boat for a ride through bush and farmland to the Sanctuary itself.
The herons nest between November and March each year and this is the only time you will get to see the birds with their lace like breeding plumage. The sanctuary is a very special place and a visit is highly recommended - for information on the tours please visit the White Heron Sanctuary website, or call Ken and Shirley on 0800 523456 (within NZ only).
Thanks to Ken and Dion for hosting me!