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New Zealand Kea at the Otira Gorge look out

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The Kea is New Zealand's mountain parrot and is famous for its bright orange under wing and incredible intelligence. There are two spots on near Arthur's Pass where you can regularly see these amazing birds up close. The first is here at the look out and the second is at the Cafe on the main street.

Photography Tips

Kea like chewing on the rubber window surrounds and wiper blades of cars. Just stand near your car and wait. They are very curious and well use to humans at these locations. You won't need a long lens.
They are endangered, probably due to self inflicted rubber poisoning, so do not feed them.

Travel Information

Highway 73.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 08:03 - 17:08 | current local time: 09:18
Photo Themes birds
Locations Arthur's Pass

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