Archives For Fiordland

We catch-up with our Fiordland Bat Diaries team as they hunt for a new short-tailed bat colony, in the remote Murchison Mountains. In part three the team sets transmitters on the bats and sets up cameras to monitor bats roosting sites.

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Native bats are something few New Zealander’s know exist, let alone have ever seen. Two species live in Fiordland and local rangers are undertaking monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special little critters.

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Looking for new places to discover with your family this summer? We asked our local experts – DOC rangers at Visitor Centres – to share their top picks for whānau -friendly places to explore during the summer holidays. Our rangers share why they love these places, and can help you plan and prepare for your own adventures.

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