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Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour

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Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New ZealandDeparture Point: Zealandia Visitors Centre Address: End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington Directions: To get to ZEALANDIA at night we recommend you book a taxi via your hotel concierge team or call Wellington Combined Taxis Ph: (04) 384 44 44 Dates: See Availability
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    ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    These exclusive tours start 2 hours before sunset, when the last of the daytime visitors have gone. You will begin your tour with the highlights of Zealandia's interactive exhibition where you will uncover the unique natural history of New Zealand and hear about the 500-year vision of the sanctuary. Your guide will then lead you on an after-hours tour through the regenerating valley during one of the most active times of the day for many of our species. Encounter unique wildlife such as wētā, takahē, tuatara and more. You may even experience the first sounds of the nocturnal birds, such as kiwi and ruru (morepork) as they wake.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided walking tour of Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
    • Entry/Admission - ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Wear sturdy footwear, bring extra layers of clothing and a waterproof jacket.
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our friends bought us tickets to the twilight tour for Christmas and I can thoroughly recommend it. We saw tui, kereru, a takahe, tuatara and a couple of kiwi! Really like the idea behind the sanctuary and the long term vision of the project. They are slowly replacing the trees
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    We had an amazing time on the night tour. The guide was excellent and we saw so many interesting things. There were so highlights were many;several Tuatara,Takahe,Tui,Fantail,Kaka and 2 kiwi.one walked right across the path right through our group. The whole area is so beautiful
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    I spent half a day wandering Zealandia and enjoying various trails, birds, tuatara and plant life. Returned in the evening for the Twilight tour, thinking I'd seen it all, but not at all! The tour was incredible and I was exposed to much that I had missed. Manuela was an
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    We had a fantastic time on the tour with three really knowledgeable guides: Sam, Sam and Jac. Very clearly passionate about the wildlife and always happy to be interrupted by more birds coming past. The park itself is absolutely gorgeous - birds and native plants and animals
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    By: ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    2,586 reviews
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    Beautiful and Interesting
    Beautiful bush walks, lots of wildlife. Would have loved to listen to more of the talks. So close to city centre
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    Zoolander without Teddy Roosevelt?
    Well not exactly. Zoolandia had no stuffed animals come to life after sunset, but I loved the satisfaction of
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    Can't get enough!
    I wish I lived in Wellington so I could go every day! The best place to see wildlife in New Zealand. Bring your
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Fabulous nature reserve
    Fabulous nature reserve - so close to city centre. The unusual birdsong as we walked through lovely bush/forest
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    Must See Tour
    We live locally in Wellington and can't believe we didn't do this tour sooner. The valley transforms so much
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    Morningside, South Africa
    We did the night walk in late December and and had an enjoyable and educational evening. The guides were friendly
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    Delicia L
    Great, you can walk on your own
    It's amazing to visit such beautiful natural habitat in the city centre. Without joined any tour, we were able to
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    Toronto, Canada
    Fascinating tour at Zealandia
    My husband and I went by Zealandia not knowing much about what to expect. We decided to take a guided tour which
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    Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellington
    Zealandia is a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of busy Wellington. Only minutes from the city centre, it is like
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    Good insight
    We enjoyed seeing how Zeelandia are trying to create a piece of NZ as it was before people came from other lands
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    Memphis, Tennessee
    A food walk, but not a must see
    Overall I wasn't super impressed with this. Not having car, I spent money on ubers both ways, and did a quick walk
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    Katie H
    New Braunfels, Texas
    This place sounds like Rivendell from LOTR. I could've spent all day just listening to the beautiful birds that
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    Singapore, Singapore
    We almost did not go to ZEALANDIA but what a mistake that would have been. We made the decision to get their early
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    Rhiannon H
    Magnificent night tour!
    If you are wondering about the cost, don't! Your tour also includes a day visit the same day or the day after.
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    Robert H
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Great experience to visit this sanctuary. All the vulnerable balance between natural life and modern living is
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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