NZ has no big native animals, but we do have a number of special native birds.
Our favourite is the Kea which we see often when near the Main
KEA Keea keea!
It's always a privilege to see Blue Ducks. These are now quite threatened due
to predation by our many introduced pests such as stoats, ferrets, rats...
Check out your nearest tramping club by enquiring at your local outdoor store.
For further info look at the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC)
And for specific info on places featured here you can contact
Our family has a long history of tramping. Sue and I continue to explore the
South Island hills as much as they can.
We prefer trips that involve pleasant campsites, views above bushline, and few
or no tracks. We're happy visiting remote areas on our own but enjoy the company
of friends when we can coordinate it! Our favourite area for longer trips is
the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook, but anywhere in the South Island rates
Douglas range, NW Nelson