New Zealand Birding Tours
“Foris” is Latin for outdoors, a name that invokes the scholarly expeditions of Victorian times. Think Joesph Banks, the botanist on Captain Cooks Endeavour! Foris offers an educated take on New Zealand’s natural history and aims to appeal to people with a passion for nature in its natural habitat.
Foris is about meaningful experiences in the outdoors, and understanding the quirks and subtleties of New Zealand’s unique natural history. These tours are experiences for discerning travelers who want to learn about the landscapes they are travelling through.
Foris Eco-tours offer full day walks in the world famous Whirinaki forest and the Tongariro World Heritage Park
Whirinaki forest is a world class example of unique rainforest with 500 year old trees, plentiful birds including numerous rare species such as kaka, whio, kakakariki, and more. Whirinaki forest is distinct from the beech forests of the South Island, with stands of huge rimu, kahikatea, miro, matai and totara trees. A trip to Rotorua to this spectacular forest should be on every nature lover’s itinerary.
Tongariro was the first national park formed in New Zealand, and the fourth in the world. Tongariro National Park is centred around three active volcanoes and contains stunning scenery, fascinating alpine plants and rare birds. You will be escorted to beautiful parts of the park, off the beaten track, away from the crowds where you will discover fascinating geological features of one of New Zealand’s finest parks.
If you are seeking pivate small group nature tours, think personalised service, visiting stunning landscapes, gourmet lunches and comfortable vehicles.
Adventures in Birdland!
Birdwatching adventures options include an eight day all-inclusive birding extravaganza starting in Auckland taking in 2 pelagic trips for the illusive NZ storm petrel and albatross, nocturnal walks for kiwi, dawn walks for kokako, visiting a range of sites including Tongariro National Park, Whjrinaki Forest, Purerora Forest, Maungatautari Ecological Island, Ohiwa harbour, Zealandia, Kaikoura, some Canterbury braided rivers and more. Refer to the “Tours” tab to learn more.
Full-day Whirinaki Walk Trip
New Zealand Birdwatching Trips
Full-day Tongariro Hike
New Zealand Birding Adventure
Custom New Zealand Wildlife Tours
For more information about New Zealand Birding Tours visit the Foris Eco-tours website.
Please note the Foris Eco-tours reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion. Please contact them directly to confirm.
Foris Eco-tours is committed to supporting New Zealand conservation efforts.
Animal pests are a major threat to New Zealand’s native species. Controlling these pests is essential for the survival of our special native plants and animals.
New Zealand has been geographically separated from other land masses for over 80 million years, so native wildlife has evolved in isolation and in the absence of land mammals.
When pests and predators were introduced they took a serious toll on the survival of native plants, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, who were ill equipped to deal with the threat.
Pests such as possums, rats and stoats compete with native birdlife for food and habitat. They also eat the eggs and young and attack the adults.
Foris recognises these threats by operating an innovative trapping program using revolutionary humane self-resetting “good nature” traps. Foris was the first tourism company in New Zealand to operate these traps.
Another major contribution to New Zealand conservation program is via the “conservation education programme”. In collaboration with New Zealand’s most ambitious conservation programme, Sanctuary Mountain, Foris hosts approximately 4000 “kiwi” kids per year on full day nature-based adventures.
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