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.


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Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Zealandia during the daytime with an experienced guide who will lead you through the sanctuary valley.

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Tour highlights: See a wide range of native New Zealand birds when they are at their most active. Witness the highly intelligent kākā (bush parrot), kakariki, 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.


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Physical address

ZEALANDIA By Day Tour, 53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6012, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30 minute drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minutes +
Proximity to town:
10 minutes drive from Central Wellington

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $55.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Infants (aged 0 - 4) free. Children are defined as 5 - 17 years of age.
Further pricing information:
Moderate level of fitness required. The tour takes place on a range of tracks and trails, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours go ahead rain or shine, so do wear suitable clothing for an outdoor experience. For groups of 11 or more people, contact Zealandia to arrange a private tour.

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