Zealandia by Night Tour

activities / Nature & wildlife

Zealandia by Night Tour information and booking

2 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Zealandia Visitors Centre
Returns to
Concludes at Zealandia Visitors Centre
Time of departure
Tour departs 30 minutes prior to sunset.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a night discovering New Zealand’s evolution and natural history at Zealandia, located just minutes from central Wellington. The discovery begins with a guided tour through Zealandia: The Exhibition, a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition showcasing New Zealand’s natural history and world renowned conservation movement. As darkness falls, your guide will lead you into the Sanctuary Valley, the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary in search for little spotted kiwi and the many other nocturnal animals that call the sanctuary home. This is an unforgettable Wellington experience not to be missed!

A night at Zealandia will transport you back in time to a world yet discovered, when prehistoric beasts roamed free. Be amazed by lifelike models of the majestic moa and fearsome Haast’s eagle, the long lost giants of the bird world, and uncover the unique natural history of New Zealand through an enthralling sound and light show. It is then time to step through the predator-proof fence into the Sanctuary Valley, a beautiful 550-acre (225-hectare) eco sanctuary home to some of the rarest native animals and birds in New Zealand that are found nowhere else in the world. By the light of the glowworms search for the kaka, weta, tuatara and the elusive kiwi foraging in the leaf litter. Zealandia by Night is a fascinating and interactive look into the history of New Zealand’s wildlife over the past 1000 years, it's a fascinating and educational experience.

What's included

  • Torches/flashlights supplied
  • Guided tour of zealandia: the exhibition and sanctuary valley

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off