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Kea can be seen in national parks along the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, from Kahurangi to Fiordland, or at Arthur’s Pass.
Eagle-Eye Tours ( eagle-eye.com) and Wrybill Tours ( wrybill-tours.com) offer birdwatching trips around New Zealand. Tropical Birding ( tropical birding.com) can create bespoke trips.
UK wildlife-tour operators running New Zealand trips include Wildlife Worldwide ( wildlifeworldwide.com), Limosa Holidays ( limosaholidays. co.uk), Naturetrek ( naturetrek.co.uk).