The Poor Knights Islands has been ranked as one of the top ten wildlife destinations, and as the best place to see nature at its finest.
Nick Stringer, Emmy Award-winning director and producer of wildlife documentaries, has ranked the ten top spots for the Guardian in the UK.
“I was only in the Bay of Islands for a few days but it was so memorable; the killer whales, the dolphins and the Tolkien-esque landscape, but mostly the diving at Poor Knights Island.”
Ranked amongst Uganda, Yellowstone Park, and South America, the Poor Knights Islands was the only New Zealand desitination that made this directors cut.
He also says, ‘It’s not hard to see why Jacques Cousteau rated it one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.”
High praise indeed!
And just so you know, we are on the Tutukaka Coast, an hour and a half south of the Bay of Islands. We have more bays than the Bay of Islands, but are more than happy to share the love with our poorer cousins. .
Top Ten Wildlife destinations as ranked by the Guardian UK.
In Jan about 6 of us from the Royal Air Force Target Rifle Team (UK) came out with you for diving and snorkelling.
Firstly I must say we had a great time. On departure I took the attached photograph which to me shows what a supremely well motivated team you have. The guest in the picture, Karen Ryan, was awarded the T shirt. Her claim to fame was that she didn’t even like getting her face wet in the shower, but you introduced her successfully to snorkelling.