Zealandia by Day Tour

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Zealandia

Zealandia by Day Tour

Activity provider: Zealandia

From US$ 30.79 per person

Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Zealandia during the daytime with an experienced guide who will lead you through the sanctuary. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand’s unique ecological history.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Wellington
  • Learn about New Zealand’s native wildlife from an expert local guide in a small group
  • See rare and endangered birds including takahē, tui, and kākā or spot the tutuara
Full description
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. 
  • Entry ticket
  • Professional tour guide
  • 2-hour small-group walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Zealandia Visitor Center, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This is a small-group tour limited to 12 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved and due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Please inform your guide if you have any medical conditions that you would like them to be aware of, e.g. asthma
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • From 3 December 2021, visitors to Zealandia Te Mārā a Tāne will be required to show their Vaccination Pass prior to entry.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

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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.

June 19, 2019

This was the perfect way to tour Zealandia. Although you can tour the park on your own, you would miss so much! Our guide shared so much information with us and pointed out so many things that we would have missed on our own. He had an obvious enthusiasm for Zealandia and we did, too, as a result of this tour!

May 28, 2019

April 24, 2022

Product ID: 89877