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After-Dark Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

By Zealandia Sanctuary
Price is NZ$85per traveller


Free cancellation available
2h 30m
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Cleaning and safety practices

Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing
Sanitiser provided


  • ZEALANDIA the world's first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary
  • Opportunity to see kiwi and other rare species in the wild
  • Unique look into the world of noctural native wildlife
  • 2.5 hour tour guided by torch
  • Just 10 minutes away from Wellington city centre

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After-Dark Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Free cancellation
2h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Price is NZ$85.00 per ticket, price for 1 Traveller is NZ$85.00


Price is NZ$85.00

What's included, what's not

  • Admission to ZEALANDIA on the day of and day before your tour, included in tour ticket price.
  • Torch and tour booklet
  • Live tour commentary provided in English.
  • A cup of hot kawakawa tea
  • Transport

Know before you book

  • Children 11 years and younger are not allowed. Families are welcome to book a private night tour or a Twilight Tour.
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain, and stairs.
  • Tour starts roughly 50 minutes before sunset, start times vary throughout the year.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

ZEALANDIA By Night is an extraordinary experience where you get to witness some of New Zealand’s rarest animals in their natural habitat. Stepping through the fence is like stepping back in time and walking through native New Zealand forest guided by torchlight is an experience like no other. Tucked away in the rolling hills yet just 10 minutes from the CBD, ZEALANDIA is the hidden gem of Wellington.

Your tour starts within the interactive exhibition, which showcases New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and ZEALANDIA's conservation efforts to preserve our unique forest ecosystem. After a short film, your expert guide lead through the gates of the predator-proof fence which provides a safe haven for hundreds of native NZ species. You will walk along the lake as the sun sets and the daytime species settle in and the nocturnal animals wake. Guided by torchlight and following the birdsong that echos throughout the sanctuary, you will begin your search for kaka, weta, glow worms, tuatara and the rare Little Spotted Kiwi, all living wild.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
This information is provided by our partners


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Activity Location

  • ZEALANDIA Eco Sanctuary
  • 53 Waiapu Road
  • Wellington Wellington 6012

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • ZEALANDIA Visitors Centre
    • 53 Waiapu Road
    • Wellington Wellington 6012

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