When you take a New Zealand nature tour with Naturalist Journeys, you can expect an incredible trip ... from nature to culture to food, our New Zealand tours tick all the boxes.

Just picture New Zealand's stunning landscapes: soaring snowy peaks, turquoise mountain lakes, white sandy beaches, and lush mountain valleys. And while scenery is a true highlight, New Zealand’s wildlife is sure to awe birders and nature enthusiasts, alike.

Contact us with questions about our New Zealand birding tours and other Australasian nature tours.

Guided Group Tours

Group travel is rewarding and fun! With more eyes you see more species. Travel Planners of Naturalist Journeys have been creating memorable journeys for 40+ years. We offer you small-group birding and nature tours, limited to just 8-13 persons led by expert guides. Learn and explore with like-minded people, enjoy local food and culture, and immerse yourself in birding and nature.

Conservation Corner

We value conservation – it is at the heart of our work. All Naturalist Journeys’ tours support local conservation projects. Browse the links below to learn more about positive local work to save and conserve the wildlife and landscapes we visit.

Department of Conservation
The North and South Islands of New Zealand contain unique native species of birds, fish, insects, and amphibians, evolved in isolation to create amazing biodiversity. The Department of Conservation monitors threats to wildlife populations.

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
However, introduced mammals and other pests threaten species who evolved without such predators. Forestry, hydro-electric development, mining, wetland destruction, and over-fishing are other human-induced threats to the survival of native species. The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand works to address these concerns.

New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust
The New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust watchdogs nine species of dolphins that can be seen off New Zealand’s coast, including Hector’s dolphin and closely related Maui’s dolphin, which are easily identified by their very small size and rounded dorsal fin. While both are endangered species, with fewer than 50 Maui’s dolphins remaining, they continue to be threatened by entanglement in fishing nets through commercial and recreational fishing.


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