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  • Natural New ZealandAotearoa - New Zealand

  • New Zealand Nature Network

  • Nature

  • PassionOver 1/3 of New Zealand is National Park or conservation reserve land

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  • Dolphin DiscoveriesGlennis MorganPO Box 400PaihiaBay of IslandsTel: +64 9 402 8234Fax: +64 9 402 6058

  • Bush & Beach Full and half day toursOnly 35 minutes from central AucklandRainforest, rugged beaches, gannets

  • Kiwi Dundee AdventuresSmall groupsStunning remote setting just 2 hours from AucklandSuitable for all ages

  • Nature Connection New Zealand

    Robbie Owen24 Sloane AvenueRotoruaTel: +64 7 347 1705Fax: +64 7 347 7136

  • Waimangu Volcanic ValleyAmazing geothermal activityWildlifeWalks and boat cruise

  • Mount Bruce National Wildlife CentreDept of Conservation showcaseBreeding programmesEasy bush walks

  • Whale Watch KaikouraAward winningGiant sperm whalesAdventure of a lifetime

  • Akaroa Harbour Cruises2 hour catamaran cruiseWorlds rarest dolphin speciesScenic Akaroa harbour

  • Heritage ExpeditionsAntarctic and sub-Antarctic toursSelf drive FIT itineraries in New Zealand

  • Wilderness LodgesTwo lodges - Arthur's Pass and Lake MoerakiAt forefront of eco-tourismOwned by biologists

  • Guided Nature Walks

    Queenstown basedHalf and full day walksRouteburn Track and Dart River

  • Monarch Wildlife CruisesNZ Tourism Award winnerMost features inaccessible from land

  • Penguin Place Conservation Reserve Howard McGroutherHarrington PointNo 2 RoadDunedin

  • New Zealand Marine Studies CentreGuided shore walksBoat tripsLaboratory optionsAquarium

  • Royal Albatross CentreSam InderPO Box 492DunedinTel: +64 3 478 0499Fax: +64 3 478 0575

  • Twilight Wildlife ToursScott Clarke25 Coolock CrescentDunedinTel: +64 3 454 3116Fax: +64 3 454 3117

  • Nature Guides OtagoHighly personalisedSunrise penguin walkBed and breakfast accommodation

  • Steward Island LodgeLuxury accommodationKiwi watchingTrekking, kayaking and scuba diving

  • The Natural New Zealand ExperienceDolphins in the Bay of Islands, Canterbury and DunedinAncient Kauri tress of the Coromandel and AucklandThermal areas of RotoruaWhales and dolphins in KaikouraAlbatross and penguin on Dunedins wild seacoast

  • The Natural New Zealand ExperienceKea parrots, tussock grassland and beech forest at Arthurs PassAlpine plants and lakes in QueenstownAncient rainforest and wild seacoast at Lake MoerakiSouthern wilderness and kiwi on Stewart IslandSub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica

  • Kia Ora and welcome.

    Image: Silver fern and native bushwww.purenz.comThe Maori call it Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. You might know it as New Zealand.Today, well call it 100% Pure Nature.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEAotearoaEh-oh-tay-ah-roe-ah

    Image: Lake Grasmerewww.purenz.comEighteen of New Zealands top eco-tourism operators have come together to provide wilderness experiences for New Zealanders and for its visitors - this group is called the New Zealand Nature Network.www.purenz.comAoteaora, New Zealand, is an extraordinary land. Until Maori arrived from Polynesia 1,200 years ago, New Zealand had been left, alone in its vast ocean, to evolve untouched for an amazing 60 million years.

    Its plants and animals, originally from the great southern continent of Gondwanaland, evolved in isolation. Like the Tuatara, pictured here, the closest living relative of the dinosaurs.

    New Zealand was home to an extraordinary diversity of flightless and other birds and strange reptiles and insects, but virtually no mammals.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDETuataraToo-ah-tah-rahwww.purenz.comMore than a third of New Zealand is now protected in National Parks and conservation reserves managed by the Department of Conservation.

    Great progress has been made in safeguarding threatened native animals with the creation of wildlife sanctuaries, breeding programmes and predator control.

    Image: Kayaking, Milford Soundwww.purenz.comAt the leading edge of this conservation movement is a group of nature lovers who have made their passion a career by developing eco-tourism businesses based around New Zealands environment.Some of those feature in this presentation today.www.purenz.comDiscover the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands Maritime Park on cruises to the famous Hole in the Rock, with snorkeling and kayaking options.Dolphin Discoveries offer dolphin swimming and dolphin and whale watching - visitors will also learn about Maori history and culture.Dolphin Discovery boats have underwater video cameras, hot showers and free use of equipment.www.purenz.comBush and Beach are an environmentally sensitive company providing full and half day tours in luxury minicoaches to the Waitakere ranges and wild west coast beaches, only 35 minutes from central Auckland.Tours include the rainforest area, the magnificent coastline - used for filming the movie The Piano - a gannet colony and incorporate local Maori culture.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEWaitakereWhy-tack-air-ees www.purenz.comKiwi Dundee Adventures are walks and tours suitable for FIT, groups and private tours of all ages, as long as they enjoy spectacular nature, history and heritage. See the largest tree ferns in the world ;spectacular giant Kauri trees - unique to the North Island and; glow worms in old gold caves. The Coromandel is just two hours from Auckland city in a stunningly remote setting.Kiwi Dundee Adventure options include a one day Coromandel highlights, and a three day Auckland-Coromandel-Rotorua.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEKauriCow-ree CoromandelCoro-man-dellRotoruaRoe-toe-roo-ahwww.purenz.comBased in the lake and thermal region of Rotorua, Nature Connections informative tours include: a full day guided rainforest walk in the Whirinaki Forest; a full day launch and walk trip at Lake Tarawera; combination guided geothermal and rainforest walks and tours; and half to full day bird watching field trips.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEWhirinakiFi-ri-nah-keyTaraweraTah-rah-wear-ah

    www.purenz.comClients at Waimangu Volcanic Valley in Rotorua walk through the only hydrothermal system in the world wholly formed in historic times and as a direct result of volcanic eruption.

    Awesome craters, steaming cliffs and wildlife are features of 1 to 2 hour walks and a 50 minute boat cruise.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEWaimanguWhy-mahn-goowww.purenz.comMount Bruce National Wildlife Centre is the New Zealand Department of Conservations showcase of ecological restoration and captive breeding programmes of endangered species and plants, including the Kiwi and Takahe.

    Mount Bruce caters for FIT and groups with conservation staff on hand. This is real conservation at work.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDETakaheTah-kah-hay

    www.purenz.comWhale Watch is New Zealands award winning, original whale watching operation. Clients are invited to share in the most breathtaking adventure of a lifetime - an encounter with one of natures most magnificent mammals, the giant Sperm Whale.

    Meet the whales in their natural environment, with Dusky dolphins, seabirds, fur seals and, in season, other migratory whales that frequent the Kaikoura coastline.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEKaikouraKie-core-ahwww.purenz.comOne of the worlds smallest and most endangered dolphins is based in New Zealand waters. The native Hectors Dolphin makes its home in Akaroa Harbour, about 90 minutes from Christchurch. From a population of just 600 in 1985, Hectors Dolphin numbers have risen to 5,000 today - thanks to a huge community effort featuring a dolphin sanctuary around Banks Peninsula. From November to April, a swim with the dolphins option is also available, in addition to the Akaroa Harbour Cruise.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEAkaroaAh-kah-roe-ahwww.purenz.comFrom the North Cape of New Zealand to Antarctica, its possible to see 13 of the worlds 17 penguin species - the only place in the world that this can be done!

    Heritage Expeditions offer cruises to the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia and also to Antarctica. All expeditions focus on the rich natural history and unique human history of these remote regions.

    Also available for FIT travellers is the New Zealand Natural History self-drive programme with 6, 12 and 18 day itineraries with personalised notes and information written by professional naturalists.www.purenz.comNew Zealands only two wilderness lodges are at the forefront of the eco-tourism revolution - combining luxurious accommodation and great food with guided nature discovery and practical conservation projects.Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass is 90 minutes from Christchurch by road or train. It offers canoe trips, 30 kilometres/18 miles of walking trails, lakes, Kea parrots, alpine flowers and the wild heart of the magnificent Southern Alps.Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is on the remote Southern West Coast, set in rainforest on the lakeshore, offering walks, canoeing, Fiordland Crested Penguin and fur seal viewing.

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDEKeaKey-ahMoerakiMoy-rack-eewww.purenz.comQueenstown is the base for Richard Bryant, a 4th generation guide and naturalist who operates Guided Nature Walks.

    This informative back country guided walk programme includes: half and full day programmes from September to May, a full day trip on the famous Routeburn Walk all year round and a full day jet boat/walking trip up the Dart River from May until September.

    www.purenz.comMonarch Wildlife Cruises are a two time New Zealand Tourism Award winner. Monarch departs from Dunedin on a 5-8 hour cruise, or from Wellers Rock on Otago Peninsula on a one hour trip, both cruising around Taiaroa headland.

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