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You might find your answer here in our FAQs 

This depends largely on the time of year you are visiting.


We definitely advise that you wear comfortable walking shoes and always bring a warm jacket. During our winter months (June, July and August) wet weather clothing and a rain jacket is advised.

What should
we wear?

While we have enjoyed sightings and hear them we cannot guarantee this.
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Do you get to see Kiwi?

You can pre-arrange for an early meal at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga. This needs to be arranged with the Hotel directly by explaining that you will be joining the Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter tour.

Where could I eat before the tour?

No we don't.

Do you pick up from Paihia?

The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, Stage Highway 12, Omapere. Omapere is approximately 4kms from Opononi.


Their website address is 

or phone 09 405 8737.

Where do you depart from?

Yes we do. The only time we would cancel a tour would be if it was extremely windy.

Do you still go out if it's raining?

We accept Cash, EFTPOS or Visa and Master Card credit cards.

How can we pay?

Details can be found at Fullers Great Sights: Discover Hokianga.

How do we get from the Bay of Islands to the Hokianga?

Yes. For September to April tours, the pick time is from 5.30pm and from April to September the pick time is from 4.30pm. This is a free pick up service.

Do you pick up from other accommodation within the area for the Twilight Encounter tour?


Is there a meal included in the tour price?

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga located in Omapere.

Where do we pay?

History suggests that for under 5 year olds this tour is a little long. The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga can provide a babysitting service. Please contact the Hotel directly for this service. 

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Is the Twilight Encounter tour suitable for infants?

No, you are unable to eat during the tours.

Can we eat during the tour?

An approximate 1 hour drive.

How far is Opononi/
Omapere from the Bay of Islands or Paihia?

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