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Look forward to a unique night tour in Zealandia's Wildlife Sanctuary!
Have you spotted a kiwi foraging through the bush?
Keep your eyes peeled for other endangered bird species.
Listen to the sounds of the New Zealand bush and discover its native animals.
Night tour through Zealandia, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
Discover endangered species
Meet New Zealand’s national bird: the kiwi
Experience Zealandia, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Wellington. During this unique visit, embark on a night tour and follow the trail of New Zealand’s national animal, the kiwi. Observe the reserve’s pristine vegetation that wildly grows all around.
Your excitement begins to grow as your excursion sets off into Zealandia, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s one of the country’s most beautiful highlights and a paradise for nature lovers. A fence borders the reserve in a secluded valley to protect the endangered native species from unoriginal New Zealand animals. This method is part of the reserve’s long term plan to restore how nature was 500 years ago.
Your guide, learn about the exciting trails that lead you on a discovery tour through the tall trees and native wildlife, such as the endangered Maud Island frogs and colorful parrots.
The daytime exploration was just an appetizer for your unforgettable tour. Grab a flashlight and head off onto your night tour through the bush. As the moonlight glistens upon the nature trails, hike alongside the illuminated fireflies as your discovery tour continues.
Now it’s time to see the highlight of your night tour: kiwis! Listen to the nocturnal birds sing as the sounds of the New Zealand bush come alive. With a little luck, you might see a tuatara cross the same trail you’re hiking! Even though the local guides are experts at finding the little kiwis’ hangout spots, it’s not always easy to see them. Alternatively, you will hear their birdsongs pierce through the night sky!
Please remember to bring sturdy shoes and warm, weatherproof clothing.
Meeting point: Zealandia
Transfer: on your own, no shuttle available
Daily, except on December 25th
Group size: min. 2 participants, max. 24 participants
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty level: easy, partly stairs
Equipment: Hiking shoes, warm/rainproof clothing
Transfer back to the hotel: on your own
This tour can be booked on day 16 of the round trip “Australia & New Zealand: Koalas & Kiwis.”