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Getting Here

The Pūkorokoro Shorebird Centre is located at 283 East Coast Road, Pūkorokoro/Miranda 2473. We are a 1 hour drive from the Auckland CBD and 1 hour 20 minutes from Hamilton. There aren’t any public transport options in this area so you will need to have your own vehicle.

When to Arrive

You will need to arrive at the Pūkorokoro Shorebird Centre 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start. Tours will go ahead at the planned time, regardless of the number of attendees.

What to Bring

Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, water-proof jacket and binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy walking shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

You’ll be walking on compact shell and mainly flat surfaces. The trails are in an open landscape and there can be limited shelter so please dress and prepare for the environment. 

Payment

Payment is due in full at the time of booking with one of the options provided at check-out. Bookings are confirmed once payment has been received.

Personal Tours

If the tour dates don’t align with your visit, you would like to book a group or would prefer a personalised tour then please let us know. We would be happy to organise something to suit you. Catering options can be included.

Personal tours need to be booked at least 7 days in advance and are subject to availability.

Cancellations and Changes to Bookings

Cancellation and Changes by you:

If you cancel or change your booking more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour, any payment made can be refunded minus a $10 administration charge, or credited to another scheduled tour.

If you cancel or change your booking within 48 hours of the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Cancellation by us:

If we cancel the tour due to safety concerns, or in other extreme circumstances, we will refund your payment in full. We will notify our tour visitors as soon as we can and do our best to arrange another tour.

Optional Extras

Scope – If you would like the use of one of our scopes after your guided tour just let us know when you book. It’s $10 for the day and subject to availability. 

Accommodation – We have comfortable bunk rooms and self-contained units if you would like to stay in the area. Just let us know when you book your tour and we can check availability for you. 

Have other questions or need help booking? You can always email us info@shorebirds.org.nz and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you here.