On Friday I was lucky enough to visit the White Heron Sanctuary in nearby Whataroa. White heron are critically endangered in New Zealand and this special place is the only breeding ground in New Zealand for these birds. Access to the site is by tour only.
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.
In early 2012 Penny & Nairn moved from central Wellington to South Westland. Welcome to the record of their adventures.