Guided tour

Zealandia Twilight Ecosanctuary Tour

Zealandia Twilight Ecosanctuary Tour

From US$ 57.97 per person

Join a twilight tour to see Zealandia at dusk for 2.5-hours and enjoy a memorable experience in Wellington.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a twilight tour of Zealandia with an experienced guide
  • See rare native New Zealand animals in their natural habitat
  • Marvel at a state-of-the-art interactive facility
Full description
Experience Zealandia as it transforms from daylight to twilight during this special guided experience. The fully-fenced, urban eco-sanctuary is located 10-minutes from Wellington central business district.   Begin your tour with the highlights of Zealandia's interactive exhibition. Your guide will then lead you through the sanctuary valley. See birds returning to the sanctuary to settle into their nests and marvel at the sight of the evening sky and hear the changing sounds of birds from day to night.  Encounter unique species such as wētā, takahē, tuatara and more. You may even experience the first sounds of the nocturnal birds, such as kiwi and ruru (morepork) as they wake.
  • Entry ticket
  • Guided twilight tour
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This activity is available seasonally in the summer months and start times vary depending on sunset
  • Private return taxis can be arranged (from Wellington CBD hotels only) for a minimum of 2 people, please select this option when booking
  • Dress to the conditions with comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and a waterproof layer just in case
  • If you have any mobility or accessibility requirements, please advise the local operator when booking and inform your guide if you have any medical conditions that you would like them to be aware of (e.g. asthma)
  • Minimum age for this tour is 5 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Excellent guides, very helpful, and professional!

March 5, 2020

It was an awesome tour! Very interesting, funny and magical. Thanks to the guides who are really loving their jobs/volunteering. Saw the Tuis, Kakas, Shags, Fantails and many more and also heard Kiwis. Wonderful!

February 14, 2020

Wonderful unforgettable experience for the Twilight tour. Time flew for the 2.5 hours casual walk and we managed to spot three Tuatara, a Kiwi bird and some weta, not to mention seeing many special native birds. Wearing a windbreaker is necessary despite we are right in the summer.

December 28, 2019

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Product ID: 130863