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Tours are run April - September each year. Outside of these times, check out our amazing Twilight Tours

Experience the sights and sounds of ZEALANDIA at night! Kids’ Night Walks are a fun and adventurous experience for families with younger children (min. age 5) to witness the nocturnal species that only come out at night.

The tours are 1.5 hours and take place on mostly flat and easy walking tracks. You’ll need to dress up warmly, wear your sneakers or gumboots and bring a waterproof jacket with you, as the tours proceed rain or shine.

Torches will be provided, we use special red light torches that don’t disturb the wildlife. 
Older siblings are welcome to attend but please note that children over the age of 12 will be charged the $40 Adult rate.  For the safety and comfort of all attendees, we require a ratio of no more than three children per adult in attendance.
Start times vary based on sunset time. Between April – September the earliest tour start time is 5:15pm, with the latest being 6pm.You can check the tour start time when booking.

What You Might See:

Wētā | Glow-worms | Little Spotted Kiwi| Takahē | Tuatara | Kererū | Tui | Shags | Ruru/Morepork



Duration: 1.5 hours
Departing: Around dusk
Tours Available: April - September
Term Time: Saturdays
School Holidays:  Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
Maximum Capacity: 12 people per tour
Minimum Age:  5 years



Adult: $40
Child (ages 5-12): $20


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"Here the sanctuary protect some of the endangered NZ species. It's great to see so much effort put into looking after these gems.. great for the kids and very very interesting for the inquisitive adults" - ZEALANDIA review by Cameron, via Trip Advisor


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Is there a discount for Members? As Kids' Night Walks are already discounted, membership tour discounts do not apply.
When should I arrive? We recommend visitors arrive at the ZEALANDIA Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes ahead of their tour.
What should I wear? Dress to the conditions, with comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and a waterproof layer just in case!
What if the weather is bad on the day of my tour? We go out in just about all conditions, so be prepared! In very extreme circumstances we may call off a tour for safety reasons. If this happens to your tour we will let visitors know as soon as possible and do our best to arrange a tour at a later date.
Can I book my own private tour?  Absolutely! Just email us and we can arrange for you.
What if I have any mobility or accessibility requirements? We are pretty flexible in catering for any special requirements but we do need to know about them beforehand, so please contact to see how we can accomodate you. We also have more general accessibility information here.
How do I get to ZEALANDIA? ZEALANDIA is just a 10 minute drive from the CBD, and also on multiple bus lines. See more here.

What payment methods are accepted? Online payment accept only Mastercard or Visa
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