Guided Tours

Evening Eco Watch / Kiwi Spotting with Ruggedy Range™

+64 3 219 1066
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14 Main Road, Oban

Enjoy our introductory talk on Kiwi, their special characteristics, behaviours and habitat, with plenty of time for your questions. We depart for our Kiwi spotting adventure by mini-van, stopping occasionally for short, slow walks, searching very quietly for Kiwi. We may hear their shrill calls in the night, along with raucous chatter from Kaka parrots or the lovely sound of the Morepork on still nights. Gaze at the magnificent southern stars on clear nights. After our tour, we provide a courtesy transfer back.

Important 1: We respect our nature; Kiwi are wild and highly sensitive birds. We do not practise marketing tactics of money-back guarantees to draw you into our tours at the expense of genuine nature experiences and a true appreciation of our very special Kiwi bird. Our guides work extremely hard to try to locate Kiwi and as a small business, operating personalised small group tours we hope you will understand why we and others like us, who pride ourselves on genuine natural history tours, do not operate money-back guarantees.

Important 2: Images on this page were taken at Mason Bay. Evening/night photography is hard as we cannot use flash photos. However, we hope to bring accurate images of this tour soon. 


This tour operates in and within the surrounding area of Oban, Halfmoon Bay and on some of our nearby walking tracks.


Our primary focus is on kiwi. As a wild and mainly nocturnal bird, we do not guarantee sightings, but we will do our best to show you a kiwi.


We recommend sneakers rather than hiking boots, raincoat, warm clothing. We discourage rain trousers as they are noisy in the area we operate. Bring a torch or we can supply.

Ruggedy Range
Last modified
Wed 16 Mar 2022
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