During New Zealand’s creation, with the pair of islands drifting away from the super-continent, the newfound isolation enabled a land full of unusual creatures to thrive. This isolation before Maori and European settlers meant that some native birds loss the use of their wings, as they didn’t need to fly away from any predators. Large tracts of lush native bush supported an incredible variety of bird life; it would have been a rather noisy place! There is a wonderous collection of New Zealand wildlife still to see, even if some creatures are vulnerable or endangered. Kiwi New Zealand’s famous icon. These fluffy little ungainly birds are about the size of…
Kaikoura is a marine lovers paradise and you may encounter Giant Sperm Whales, New Zealand Fur Seals, Dusky Dolphins and Wandering Albatross.