Rare Birds and Rarified Golfers Share Scenic Clifftops

“The world-renowned golf course at Cape Kidnappers is ranked as the 27th-best in the world by Golf Magazine, and for good reason is a bucket-list destination for international duffers,” Janie Robinson reports in the Toronto Sun.

“While birdies and eagles are synonymous with the game of golf, only on New Zealand’s iconic Cape Kidnappers will you find rare birds and rarified golfers sharing the scenic cliffs at one of the world’s most stunning seaside courses.

“From world-class golfing to nature-lover gannet tours, dramatic cliff-top hiking to luxurious spa treatments, my favourite thrill-of-a-lifetime Cape Kidnappers adventure is the Kiwi Discovery Walk, with a chance to see New Zealand’s treasured national bird face to face – an experience very few New Zealanders have ever had.

“‘Cape Sanctuary is a wildlife restoration project and in 2008, the first North Island brown Kiwi birds were released here, and we currently have over 40 on the property,’ explains Sue McClellan as we walk with the Environmental Services guide to locate the bird’s habitat.”

Original article by Janie Robinson, Toronto Sun, June 29, 2014.

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