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Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour provided by ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20-08-09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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We are no longer providing any shared jackets. Please ensure that you bring a waterproof jacket.
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Updated 20-08-09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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  • You'll start at
    53 Waiapu Road
    53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
    Departure 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 Ecosanctuary
    Stop: 2 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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  • You'll end at
    53 Waiapu Road
    53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
    Departure 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
    See address & details
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Departure Point
53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour of Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley
  • Entry to Zealandia as a general admission visitor on the day of or day after your tour.
  • Hot kawakawa tea (a natural herbal tea) is served on the tour, to enjoy in the forest.
  • Entry/Admission - ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fforde wrote a review Feb. 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom416 contributions120 helpful votes
A dusk tour offered the best of Zealandia, with the start of the tour having a plethora of bird song and flying birds catching insects. Lots of tui, piwakawaka, takahe that came close enough to eat your shoelaces. A number of tuatara were sunning themselves. After a hot cuppa
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Zealandia E, Manager at Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour
Responded Feb. 14, 2021
Thanks for visiting, we're thrilled you enjoyed your Twilight Tour!
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Lucy D wrote a review Jan. 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand10 contributions
We did the 11am-1.30pm tour, and it was amazing. The track that we took was easy even though I wished it might have been more harder as a challenge. Saw many - TOO many tuatara sunbathing themselves on the side of the tracks, outside their burrows. A couple kaka came swooping
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Zealandia E, Manager at Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour
Responded Jan. 21, 2021
Thanks for visiting Lucy, we're glad you enjoyed your tour. Feel free to visit us again and explore some of the more challenging tracks - we have 32km of trails to explore!
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EdoSensei wrote a review Jan. 2021
London, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
Wasn't sure what to expect from this Twilight Tour, other than being disappointed to learn that we wouldn't see a kiwi. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised: we had a wonderful experience and saw a LOT of other wildlife instead. Our guide Tory was incredibly
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Zealandia E, Manager at Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour
Responded Jan. 10, 2021
Thanks for your review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour! We look forward to welcoming you back to the sanctuary soon.
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Sophie wrote a review Dec. 2020
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I did the Zealandia by night tour with a friend as a 'leaving Wellington' gift and we had the most wonderful time. Clarisse from the Tours Team was so helpful and positive via email when booking. Jac was our tour guide, she was a delight! Shared a plethora of knowledge,
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Zealandia E, Manager at Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour
Responded Dec. 21, 2020
Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your ZEALANDIA By Night tour!
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Mikey Smyth wrote a review Oct. 2020
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions5 helpful votes
Great tour last night with Troy, we saw a kiwi, tuataras, keas, tui, wetas, frogs, spidrts, slugs, bugs and so much more. Even if we hadn't seen a kiwi still would have had an amazing time. Loved hearing about the history of the reserve and efforts of all the volunteers to
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Response from Zealandia E, Manager at Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour
Responded Oct. 26, 2020
Thanks for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your ZEALANDIA By Night tour.
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By: ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
KKG007
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Must do in Wellington
We visited in the rain, 2 kids plus me on the 2 hour walking tour. It was great. We spied heaps of bird life, and w
Aspire69
Aspire69
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First time visitor to Zealandia
The Information Centre was a good facility but we were a bit disappointed that the outside Ecosanctuary areas were
DavidA11824
DavidA11824
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Birds up close
Great info centre, easy walks, and endemic birds that aren't too wary of visitors. We got some awesome close up pho
795ashj
795ashj
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Good value annual membership
It took us a long time to discover Zealandia so we are sad we wasted so much time, but what gem. Love the idea of a
RennieMD
RennieMD
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Absolute must do
This was an incredible place. Very well set up. The trails were well formed with many different options depending o
lsheridan-nz
lsheridan-nz
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Paradise
Zealandia is not to be missed by both tourists and locals alike. For those who enjoy native birds and tuatara set i
kiwijokers
kiwijokers
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Relaxing
We are an older couple and took a tour. It wasn’t difficult walking at all. A bit of a climb but ok. Our guide an o
PennyEgg
PennyEgg
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NZ of Yesteryear
A Jurassic Park of NZ with friendly creatures! Stunning! Make sure you dedicate a day for this. Tours are 11.00,
rodkpage
rodkpage
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Great attraction
A great Wellington asset and magic attraction. The Wellington suburbs have benefited in a magic way with birds we h
J6738MSmarks
J6738MSmarks
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Amazing twilight tour
Had the privilege to join Alison and John on a tour on Waitangi weekend Sunday. Simply incredible. Alison was pas
Prashant A
Prashant A
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Not suitable for young kids
It was very tiring with a small kid (5-year-old). They did not enjoy spotting birds and get bored and tired easily.
Robin T
Robin T
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Go into the display at the base and watch the movie first
We'd hoped to see a tuatara but it must have been a bit cold for those guys. The bird call stations were interestin
Neil B
Neil B
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Suburban Sanctuary
Fantastic work bringing nature back from the brink. Hard to believe this is slap in the middle of the city. The bir
Cait321
Cait321
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Beautiful sanctuary, inspiring story
Beautiful eco-sanctuary. Would highly recommend paying the extra for a guided tour as you will see so many things t
S B
S B
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A must do’
Zealandia is a fabulous place to see New Zealand native animals Tonight I did my first “Zealandia at Night“ tour.
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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