ZEALANDIA TOURS

Make the most of your visit to ZEALANDIA by booking a tour. Our tours are led by expert guides and available at various times of day.

Booking in advance of your visit is advised, as tours have limited spaces. 

Our members get 50% off ZEALANDIA By Night and ZEALANDIA By Day tours. Find out more about membership here.

 

WALK & TALKS

Our free introductory Walk & Talks take place daily, providing a 30-45 minute introduction to the sanctuary.

 

Where

 

These begin at the Pontoon Steps (find on the map) and do not need to be booked.

WEEKDAYS

 

12 noon
& 2pm

WEEKENDS

 

12 noon, 2pm,
& 3pm

Guided tour group at Wetland Area

 ZEALANDIA by DAY

Enjoy an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history.

See a wide range of native New Zealand birds when they are at their most active. Witness the highly intelligent kākā (bush parrot), kākāriki, tūī and bellbirds at feeding stations positioned along the sanctuary’s walkways.  You may also see the critically endangered takahē, the busy tīeke (saddleback), the bright hihi, tuatara, and green gecko.

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.

Contact tours@visitzealandia.com for more information.

ZEALANDIA By Day Prices:

Adult
$55
Child (ages 5-17)
$27.50
Adult Members
$27.50
Child Members (ages 5-17)
$13.75
Families (2 adults, 1-3 children)
$110

How to Book:

Simply choose your preferred date on the calendar (available dates will show in green).

You will see what time this tour starts, and how many spaces are available. Let us know how many of you are coming and fill out your details.

We'll then send you an email confirming your booking with a receipt and a little more info. Easy!

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What You Need to Know

  • • The tour runs for around 2 hours
  • • Tours depart from Visitors Centre 
  • •Aim to arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins
  • • There is a maximum of 10 people per tour
  • • All tours go rain or shine, so please dress to the conditions. Wear sturdy footwear, plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket
  • • Tour follows sealed and unsealed path, and may include steps and gentle slopes
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Little Spotted Kiwi

 ZEALANDIA by Night

After your guide shows you the highlights of our interactive exhibition, you will walk through the gates of our predator exclusion fence and hear the evening birdsong that has been absent on mainland New Zealand for more than a century. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of Wellington’s native forest.

What You Might See:

Little Spotted Kiwi | Glow-Worms | Ruru/Morepork | Pāteke | Longfin Eel | Maud Island Frog | Tuatara | Wētā | Kākā | Takahē

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ZEALANDIA By Night Timetable:

ZEALANDIA By Night runs for around 2.5 hours. 

Tours depart approx. 30 minutes before sunset. You’ll see your tour's start time upon booking.

Private tours available upon request. Please contact tours@visitzealandia.com 

 

ZEALANDIA by Night

 

An after-hours tour in search of New Zealand's nocturnal wildlife

Adult
$85
Child (ages 12-17)
$40
Adult Members
$42.5
Child Members (ages 12-17)
$20

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How to Book:

Simply choose your preferred date on the calendar (available dates will show in green).

You will see what time this tour starts, and how many spaces are available. Let us know how many of you are coming and fill out your details.

We'll then send you an email confirming your booking with a receipt and a little more info. Easy!

 

Book Now

What You Need to Know

  • • The tour runs for around 2.5 hours
  • • Tours depart approx. 30 minutes before sunset. You’ll see your tour's start time upon booking
  • • The minimum age for ZEALANDIA By Night is 12 years. Find out about our Kids' Night Tours.
  • • There is a maximum of 12 people per tour
  • • All tours go rain or shine, so please dress to the conditions. Wear sturdy footwear, plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket
  • • Tour follows sealed and unsealed path, and may include steps and gentle slopes
  • • Torches are provided. They have a red filter so they won’t disturb wildlife or affect your night vision
  • • For Adult Members, ZEALANDIA By Night tours are $22 for tours taking place 5 - 31 July 2017

"Hard to explain how much I appreciated this tour. The 500-year vision of Zealandia is amazing and I truly hope that they will achieve it. Our guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do and what they believe! Great tour!" - ZEALANDIA By Night review by Karen Yu, via Viator

Kids explore ZEALANDIA

 

Kid's Night Walks

 

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

Tours are run on Saturdays between April - September each year.

The walks are guided by ZEALANDIA night guides and take 1.5 hours. 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. 
Older siblings are welcome to attend but please note that siblings 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.

Adult
$40 (or $22 for ZEALANDIA Members for tours between 5 - 31 July 2017)
Child (ages 5-12)
$20

 

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Tour group at ZEALANDIA

 TWILIGHT TOURS

Experience ZEALANDIA as it transforms from daylight to twilight during this special escorted walk.  

An experienced guide will lead your group into the sanctuary after closing time so you can witness the sights and sounds of the valley at dusk. See birds returning to the sanctuary to settle into their nests, the sight of the evening sky and the changing sounds of birds from day to night. Look for unique species such as weta, glow worms, tuatara and more. 

Contact tours@visitzealandia.com to arrange a Twilight Tour.

Takahe feet

 PRIVATE TOURS

Take an educated and extended tour around New Zealand’s unique predator free sanctuary, ZEALANDIA. Venture further and deeper into the valley to discover the riches of New Zealand’s flora and fauna at its very best. With your personal guide, learn about the history, sights and sounds of the valley and its secrets.

Contact tours@visitzealandia.com to arrange a Private Tour.