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Sirocco the Kakapo on Maungatautari

Map showing Maungatautari Ecological Island

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When:

  • Sat 18 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 19 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 20 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 21 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 22 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 23 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 24 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 25 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 26 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 27 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 28 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 29 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 30 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 31 Aug ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 1 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 2 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 3 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 4 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 5 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 6 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 7 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 8 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 9 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 10 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 11 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 12 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 13 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 14 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 15 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 16 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 17 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 18 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 19 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 20 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 21 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 22 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 23 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 24 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 25 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 26 Sep ’12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 27 Sep ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 28 Sep ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 29 Sep ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 30 Sep ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 1 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 2 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 3 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 4 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 5 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 6 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sun 7 Oct ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Where:

Maungatautari Ecological Island, 99 Tari Rd, Pukeatua, Putaruru Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Tickets:

  • Adult (16 yrs and over): $45.00
  • Child (6 - 15 yrs): $22.50
  • Child (4 - 5 yrs): $0.00
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): $115.00

Extended to 7 October!

Sirocco nocturnal experience

Sirocco. He's been billed as a national treasure, a living legend and a rockstar. He's charismatic, enigmatic and intriguing, he commands his own seat in an aeroplane, and has more than 11,000 Facebook fans.

Sirocco is the champion bird for the New Zealand Kakapo Recovery programme and he is coming to Maungatautari for a very special visit.

This one-hour fully guided experience will be your only opportunity this year to get up close and personal with one of New Zealand's most precious taonga. You will need to get in quickly because the Sirocco experience is for 6 weeks only and tickets are expected to sell out!

Kakapo facts:

• There are fewer than 150 left in the world
• Kakapo are endemic to New Zealand
• It's one of the rarest parrots in the world
• It's flightless
• It's the world's heaviest parrot
• It's possibly the oldest living bird
• It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
• It is critically endangered

Four departures nightly from 18 August to 7 October 2012. Tours commence at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm.

The Sirocco Experience is offered in partnership with DOC and Käkäpo Recovery.