Kiwi birds are the national symbol of New Zealand so it’s pretty natural to want to see one while you are here but they are notoriously difficult to see in the wild. They are nocturnal, easily scared and there’s not that many of them left. As a result we weren’t really expecting to see them in the wild but just as our trip was coming to an end and we were beginning to wonder if Kiwis were a myth, we managed to see some in captivity.
Rotorua is apparently the tourist capital of the North Island, so we weren’t at all surprised that there was so much to do and see here. We stayed in Rotorua for four nights in total and as a result managed to fit in quite a lot so get comfortable and prepare for a lengthier post!