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Explore the eco-sanctuary at night with an experienced guide by torchlight. Zealandia is one of the best places in New Zealand to see the kiwi bird in the wild.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Zealandia at night by torchlight with an experienced guide
  • Look for kiwi foraging in the night and see rare native New Zealand animals in their natural habitat
  • See the highlights of Zealandia's interactive exhibition
Full description
Experience Zealandia by night on a guided tour by torchlight. The fully-fenced, urban eco-sanctuary is located 10-minutes from Wellington central business district.  

Your guide will lead you in search of the distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species. See those that only come out at night. Observe unique species such as wētā, glow worms, tuatara, and takahē. 

Sightings of kiwi are common on these tours (around 80% of the time), though are not guaranteed. Gain insights into New Zealand’s natural history. Learn about the significance of unique species within Māori culture. Your tour will end with a replenishing cup of hot kawakawa (bushman’s tea) in the Visitors Centre.
Includes
  • Exhibit entrance fee
  • Guided night tour
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Zealandia Visitor Center, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington 6012.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Flash photography
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• There is a minimum age of 12 years old
• Please advise when booking if you have any mobility or accessibility requirements
• This tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities because a moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces is involved
• There is a maximum number of 12 people per tour
• It is recommended to wear sturdy footwear, plenty of layers, and a waterproof jacket because the tour operates rain or shine
• Torches are provided with a red filter so they do not disturb wildlife or affect your night vision
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 18 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Zealandia

Product ID: 18448