This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
View the Open sanctuaries video
(4 minute clip on YouTube)
Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world.
Visit iconic Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara, off Stewart Island/Rakiura, a beautiful island sanctuary open to the public. Walking through bush vibrant with bird life, you'll begin to understand just what's possible without predators.
Kapiti Island is a tranquil island bird sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most accessible nature reserves. It's a unique visitor experience in a predator-free paradise. Access is by approved tour operators only.