The ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! Join one of our experienced guides on an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. With everything in ZEALANDIA living wild, our nature-guru guides will use their knowledge of birdsong, habitats, and local flora to track down even the rarest of our unique animals.

New Zealand has some of the most unique biodiversity and advanced conservation techniques in the world. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about our unique ecological history.

What You Might See:

Kākā | Kākāriki | Takahē | Tuatara | Tīeke/Saddleback | Whitehead | Wētā | Kererū | Hihi | Bellbird

What to bring:

You'll be venturing into the bush so please dress to the conditions. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen.
Wear sturdy walking shoes, warm clothes and bring a waterproof jacket.




Duration: 2 hours
Departing: 10am, 11am, 1pm (subject to availability)
Tours Available: Daily (subject to availability)
Maximum Capacity: 12 people per tour 
Minimum Age: N/A



Adult: From $60 
Child (ages 5-17): From $30 
Under 5's: Free
Adult Members: From $30
Child Members (ages 5-17): From $15
Families (up to 2 adults & 3 children): From $120 


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"Take the tour! It's an add-on, and you'll learn so much about the animals, as they relate to the history of New Zealand, their habits and habitats, along with background on the culture of NZ, both Maori and European history stories." - ZEALANDIA By Day review by Wendy, via Trip Advisor

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ZEALANDIA By Day Timetable:

ZEALANDIA By Day runs for around 2 hours. Tours depart between 10am - 2pm daily. You’ll see your tour's start time upon booking.

Private Daytime Tours are available upon request. These are a flexible option for bigger groups.

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When should I arrive? All tours visitors must arrive at the ZEALANDIA Visitor Centre 15 minutes before the tour start time. 
How much walking is involved? Expect to be on your feet for 1.5-2 hours. The tours venture through the Zealandia bush and tracks will include slopes, gravel and uneven terrain in places. It is not a strenuous walk but you will need reasonable fitness to join the public tour. If you have any doubt whether the tour is right for you, please get in touch at
What should I wear?  You'll be venturing into the bush. Dress to the conditions, with sturdy 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! Bring a waterproof jacket and wear sturdy walking shoes. 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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Terms and Conditions & cancellation policy can be found here. 

"This was the most wonderful tour and I can not rave about it enough. We were guided through the sanctuary by a very knowledgeable staff who pointed out numerous birds and plant species and explained about the ecology and history of the area. The land is strikingly beautiful and the vision and dedication to create a natural habitat teaming with the creatures native to New Zealand is very inspirational." - ZEALANDIA By Day review by Yvette, via Trip Advisor

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