Wairoro Park has an increasing variety of wildlife thanks to the Kiwi project -pest free Northland. During your stay you may be lucky enough to see or hear the following.
Please keep dogs inside at night and in control during the day as all dogs will attack Kiwi and Weka.
- Tui http://www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz/Sounds/tui.mp3
- Weka http://www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz/Sounds/weka.mp3 (try playing this sound from your laptop in the evening, you may get a reply). Weka are on the threatened species list due to declining population, but are a natural threat to Kiwi and Pukekohe eating their eggs.
- Kiwi http://www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz/Sounds/is_kiwi.mp3
- Morepork (Ruru) http://www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz/Sounds/morepork.mp3
- Wood Pigeons (Kereru)
- Fantails (Piwakawaka) http://www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz/Sounds/fantail.mp3
- North Is Robin (Toutouwai)
- White Heron (Kotuku)
- Stoats, possums and rats ( are being irradicated on the Russell peninsular. Please let us know if you see any)
- Frogs (in the ponds by the Klassics). Bring your earplugs. Frogs are becoming rare in NZ.
- Turtle (Pedigree turtle is loose in the large pond. Also eels)