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Zealandia, Wellington

Zealandia, Wellington: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zealandia by Day Tour

1. Zealandia by Day Tour

Discover New Zealand’s native wildlife on an immersive 2-hour guided walking tour at Zealandia Ecosanctuary. Located 10-minutes from Wellington CBD, the fully-fenced, predator-free ecosanctuary is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary and vulnerable animals.  Zealandia can be easily reached by car, free shuttle, or cable car from Wellington CBD. Check in at the vistor center ticket desk where you will meet your guide. Begin with introduction in the ecosanctuary’s exhibition. You will complete a short bio-security bag check before you can enter the sanctuary. This is to prevent any predators from entering the sanctuary with you. Then, venture out into the sanctuary to discovery the riches of our native flora and fauna at its very best.  Make the most of your visit with your expert guide, who will share with you the history, sights and sounds of the forest and its secrets. Witness the highly intelligent kākā (bush parrot), kakariki, tūī and bellbirds at feeding stations positioned along the sanctuary’s walkways. After 2 hours exploring the vast parklands, you will return to the visitor center. Relax after your tour with a coffee or meal at Cafe Rata. 

Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

2. Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

Ride at your own pace by hiring an e-bike to explore Wellington city and the surrounding bays. These high-quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. Ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your e-bike as your transport between the must-see attractions of Wellington such as the Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum, or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, these top-quality electric bikes make your mode of transport an experience in itself. The local partner can recommend a great day route that takes you from their store on the Wellington Waterfront, around the bays to the Miramar Peninsula and back via a lookout of the harbor entrance and the Mount Victoria lookout.

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What people are saying about Zealandia, Wellington

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 51 reviews

This was a good short 2 hour tour to see nature and the birds. Not too far away from the city. Tour guide was essential as we saw many birds and things we otherwise would not have seen if we were just walking around on our own. Grant was very professional and friendly and made the experience very enjoyable.

Our guide was very knowledgeable, we saw a lot of kaka but caught glimpses of tui, lorikeet, saddleback. Walkways wide and easy to use.

A great look into NZ native wildlife and plants. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt things that we will remember forever.

We had a guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. The walk was a pleasurable wander through typical New Zealand bush.

Great info and assistance from operator. Really good bikes and a great ride around the Wellington Bay Area.