Types of Penguins in new ZealandPenguin species in New Zealand
The coastline of Catlins is another great place in the Otago area where you will see some of the fewest indigenous wildlife that can be found in and around the nutrient-rich ocean. Particularly noteworthy are the threatened Hector Penguin, Yellow-eyed Penguins and New Zealand Sealions, Pelzrobben and a variety of avifauna.
Float with a seal, kayaking with a dolphin, watching a whale on its way to Antarctica and seeing some penguins and boobies romping along the shore. It is one of the few places in New Zealand where you will find the unbelievably infrequent Hector s and Maui Dalmatian penguins, as well as white-winged penguins that are native and indigenous to the South Island's Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury area.
Northland' s Bay of Islands is one of the best places to see the cetaceans visiting New Zealand's water. There are even some cruise ships that allow passengers to go swimming next to the local dolphin. One of the few places where you will find New Zealand's smallest type of penguins.
Visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony to see these little migratory species in their shelter. It is best caught between September and February (New Zealand early summer) before the penguins are born. While there are several places where the visitor can see New Zealand's icons, the Otorohanga Ki-wi House and Native Park on the North Island is one of a kind because it is almost exclusively devoted to the protection of this avian.
It has been taking charge of the Kivis since the 70s and was the first place in New Zealand where they were shown and bred in prison before being released back into the wilderness. In addition to three of the five types of kiwifruit, the protected area is home to indigenous bird life such as Keah and Kui as well as reptile life such as the Touatara and the treetop gcko.
Zealandia is the only fully enclosed city reserve in the oceans devoted to the protection of New Zealand's wildlife, which is both indigenous and exhume. Indeed, nature protection has re-introduced 18 indigenous wildlife types, some of which have not lived on the land for more than a hundred years.
The Shrine of Wellington is full of local bird, reptile, frog and invertebrates. Hauraki Gulf Marina Park in Auckland is a good option for those who want to see sharks and whales: more than 22 sea mammals have been spotted in these water.
When you have an interest in local wildlife, a boat will take you from the city centre of Auckland to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a notable offshore reservation that aims to conserve New Zealand's endangered wildlife in a pristine, predator-free area. The town of Rakiura/Stewart Island is the place to dive into an unspoilt landscape with a wealth of indigenous birdlife.
Situated 30 kilometers southwest of the southern isle, across the Foveaux Strait, New Zealand's third biggest isle is known for its distinctive wildlife such as the River Warka, Stewart Iceland red and Stewart Iceland brow.