Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Zealandia during the daytime with an experienced guide who will lead you through the sanctuary. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history.
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Duration 2 hours
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Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Wellington
Learn about New Zealand’s native wildlife from an expert local guide in a small group
See rare and endangered birds including takahē, tui, and kākā or spot the tutuara
Discover New Zealand’s native wildlife on an immersive 2-hour guided walking tour at Zealandia Ecosanctuary. Located 10-minutes from Wellington CBD, the fully-fenced, predator-free ecosanctuary is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary and vulnerable animals.
Zealandia can be easily reached by car, free shuttle, or cable car from Wellington CBD. Check in at the vistor center ticket desk where you will meet your guide. Begin with introduction in the ecosanctuary’s exhibition. You will complete a short bio-security bag check before you can enter the sanctuary. This is to prevent any predators from entering the sanctuary with you. Then, venture out into the sanctuary to discovery the riches of our native flora and fauna at its very best.
Make the most of your visit with your expert guide, who will share with you the history, sights and sounds of the forest and its secrets. Witness the highly intelligent kākā (bush parrot), kakariki, tūī and bellbirds at feeding stations positioned along the sanctuary’s walkways. After 2 hours exploring the vast parklands, you will return to the visitor center. Relax after your tour with a coffee or meal at Cafe Rata.
Professional tour guide
2-hour small-group walking tour
What’s Not Included
Hotel pick-up & drop off
Food & drinks
When you get there
Zealandia Visitor Center, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
• This is a small-group tour limited to 10 people
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved and due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• Please inform your guide if you have any medical conditions that you would like them to be aware of, e.g. asthma
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately