A unique & magical experience, ZEALANDIA is one of the best places to see kiwi in New Zealand. Over 100 of these remarkable birds live wild & naturally here - so your chances of finding one are good! Also look for glow-worms, tuatara, wētā,


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Your guide will lead you through our sanctuary valley by torchlight, in search of the distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand bush – including kiwi.

Possible sights:
Kiwi foraging on the forest floor, tuatara hunting for food, glow-worms shining, tiny Maud Island frogs in their enclosure, kākā (parrots) coming in to roost…

Possible sounds:
The high-pitched call of kiwi, the ghostly echo of the ruru (morepork), the scritch-scritch of tree wētā, the skraark of kākā and the rustling of other nocturnal creatures.

Little spotted kiwi:
Over 100 of these nocturnal birds live freely in their natural environment inside the safety of our sanctuary valley - so your chances of finding one are good and your guide will help you.

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Physical address

53 Waiapu Road, Wellington Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $95.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Return shuttle from city (optional) $15.50. See our website for further details.
Further pricing information:
*Low season (1 st Apr to 31 st Oct): Zealandia public night tours are available on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays . *Zealandia private/custom night tours are available on request, guide guest ratio 1:12, max 36xpax per night *Minimum age: 12 years.
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations more than 14 days out: full refund. Cancellations 13-7 days notice: 50% refund. Cancellations 6-0 days notice: no refund. Tours proceed rain or shine, although the Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages Zealandia, reserves the right to cancel due to unsafe weather conditions, in which case a full refund will be given.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 minutes
Proximity to coach terminal:
Less than 10 minutes ride
Proximity to town:
10 minutes drive

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Opening times

Business hours:
Bookings essential. Tours depart around dusk - tour times confirmed when booking.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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