Sinbad Gully

Coordinates: -44.65904, 167.89937

Sinbad Gully was named by Donald Sutherland with Sinbad the Sailor's Valley of Diamonds in mind. Fortunately nothing was ever discovered and it remains as an extremely high value conservation resource.

The gully, between Mitre Peak and the Llwarenny Peaks, forms a natural sanctuary. There are very few ways for predators such as rats, stoats and possums to get into the valley. It was the last refuge of Kakapo on mainland New Zealand and is home to rare lizards, geckos, skinks and many other species.

Sinbad Gully is intensively managed by DOC in conjunction with the Conservation Trust. Consider helping with their conservation effort

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Sinbad Gully