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Kiwi's Lair (King Country)

A cache by Butterfly_lady & RadioNut50 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/05/2006
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Found only in New Zealand, a nocturnal flightless bird, the kiwi lives within a short distance of this cache.

New Zealand's favourite bird has five species - Great Spotted (roa), Little spotted, Northern Brown, Rowi And Tokoeka (Haast Tokoeka & Southern Tokoeka).
The kiwi is a nocturnal creature, has no tail, and is covered with a hair-like loosely attached feathers giving it a shaggy appearance. It differs from other birds in that its nostrils are at the tip of the bill instead of the base, and it has a well developed sense of smell.
After finding this cache, head across the road and find out more about the kiwi, and if you time it right (9am to 4.30pm any day except Christmas Day) you will be able to view the kiwi. Alternatively head along from the cache to the open area and visit the Rotary park aviaries for free.

There is not good GPS coverage under the trees, so please do use the hint.

After parking your vehicle / bike or making your way on foot, find the little bridge, which will take you into a lovely grove of trees. Remember kiwis prefer a dark spot.

The original box lasted from 2006 until the end of 2014, as a kiwi themed swap cache. Unfortunately the area was cleaned up then, and the bush that allowed a 2l cache to hide disappeared, so the hide had to shrink to 400ml, with a small stock of traditional swaps.

Please hide it well after finding and cover with leaves

Have fun!

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