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Sirocco Kākāpō

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - September 13 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for a magical night and see one of the world’s most endangered species. Start your enchanted evening with an introduction to the story of Sirocco, learning more about his fight for survival and how the Kākāpō Recovery Programme is working to save the species. Then head in to the sanctuary for a fairy-lit walk to Sirocco’s enclosure to see him up close and personal. A Sirocco experience lasts around an hour, but will stay with you forever!

Dates: 1st August 2015 – 13th September 2015

Start times: 6.30pm | 7.00pm | 7.30pm

Zealandia members:
Adult: $32.00 / Child (6-17): $16.00 / Pre-school (3-5): $8.00 / Under 3s free

Adult: $40.00 / Child (6-17): $20.00 / Pre-school (3-5): $10.00 / Under 3s free

Further details available here.

Kākāpo and Kai:

 Join us for our Wellington On A Plate entry 2015: A wild and wonderful evening of nature and cuisine set in the beautiful Zealandia Eco-sanctuary. Drawing inspiration from Te Wao Nui a Tāne (Tāne’s forest), the chefs have created a two-course dinner that features native and endemic ingredients matched to premium organic wines and hand-crafted Tuatara Beer. Paired with the dinner is a short tour through the native bush as guests make their way to the charismatic Sirocco, an endangered kākāpō with a real personality!

3 hours includes:
· 2 course dinner in style hosted by one of ZEALANDIA’s expert guides.
· Two tours run on each night of 14th, 20th and 27th August from 6:30pm.
· Choose from two sittings: dinner followed by tour, or tour followed by dinner.
· Maximum 28 people per group.

Group Tours:

Standard Group Tour:
Meet this living legend in the company of friends and colleagues – (28 people max)
1 Hour Tour | Start time – 8.00pm
$950.00 all inclusive.
Arrival drinks and nibbles available by advanced booking.
Booking available via our admissions desk by emailing or calling: 04 920 9213 (9-5pm).

Sirocco Private Encounters:
Host up to 8 people (max) with your own custom tour guide, Sirocco and his minder.
1 Hour Tour | Start time – 8.00pm (tour starts)
$950.00 all inclusive.
Hot drinks at enclosure.
Arrival drinks and nibbles available by advanced booking.

Booking only available via our admissions desk by emailing or calling: 04 920 9213 (9-5pm).

Thank you to Sirocco’s sponsors:

· All standard tours last approximately 60 minutes.
· Please arrive at Zealandia 10-15 minutes before your tour start time.
· Your tour will commence with a short film and brief talk, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
· You will then take an enchanted fairy lit walk into the sanctuary valley to reach Sirocco’s enclosure.
· Your time at the enclosure lasts approximately 25 minutes. Some seating is provided, but please be prepared to rotate position to ensure that all guests get a good opportunity to see Sirocco.
· Because of the nature of the night tour as an outdoor experience, we require young children to be accompanied by adults as follows: Children: 6-10yrs 3:1 adult supervision; Preschool and Infants up to 5 yrs 1:1 adult supervision.
· Mobility Scooter – available by advanced booking. 1 available per tour only. Arrival required 20mins prior to tour start time.

Additional offers:
Tickets include half price day entry to the sanctuary. Offer is not transferable or redeemable against any other ZEALANDIA product. The offer must be used within 24 hours of your Sirocco experience. Please enquire for further information.

Enjoyed your encounter and would like to visit the Sanctuary more often? Present your Sirocco ticket between the 1st August to 13th September and we’ll give you 13 months for the price of 12 when becoming a member for the first time!

*Conditions apply

Book via:
Online booking
Our admissions desk (by phone or in person) – 04 920 9213 (9-5pm).


August 1 @ 6:30 pm
September 13 @ 9:00 pm


04 920 9200


53 Waiapu Rd, Wellington, Wellington 6012 New Zealand
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(04) 9209200