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ZEALANDIA by Night Kiwi Tour

See Kiwis in their natural environment with this amazing night tour of NZ's ZEALANDIA near Wellington - a truly must-do New Zealand experience!
ZEALANDIA by Night Kiwi Tour


  • Visit kiwi terrain – Zealandia is home to 150 little spotted kiwi

  • Tuataras, Glow Worms & Maud Island Frogs

  • 2.5 hour tour

  • Depart 30 minutes before sunset

  • Operates nightly all year round

  • Suitable for kids 12 years and over

This special night tour of New Zealand's Zealandia is one of the best places to see Kiwis in the wild in all of NZ! A truly unique experience, you'll join your friendly guide for a torchlit walk through Zealandia's amazing Sanctuary Valley as it comes alive under the cover of nightfall - many of the cutest species of New Zealand are nocturnal, so this is the time to see them at their most active.

The sights - Kiwis rummaging around the forest, tuatara on the hunt for a meal, shimmering glow worms, kaka parrots settling into their roost - combine with the sounds of the New Zealand forest to make for a magical experience great for both adults and kids alike. Grab your ticket online to take part in what world renowned travel guide Lonely Planet dubbed a "life-changing experience - book now to experience Zealandia for yourself!

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  • Zealandia night time visit including a tour of Zealandia The Exhibition
  • Zealandia day time entry
  • Visit kiwi terrain – Zealandia is home to 150 little spotted kiwi
  • One day admission to visit the sanctuary (on the day before, on the day of, or the day after your booked Night Tour)


  • Visit kiwi terrain – Zealandia is home to 150 little spotted kiwi
  • Tuatara hunting for food
  • Glow-worms shining
  • Tiny Maud Island frogs in their enclosure
  • Pāteke (brown teal) ducks feeding at night, kākā (parrots) coming in to roost
  • Visit in the daytime with your free one day admission to explore the sanctuary in the light


  • Tours depart 30 minutes prior to sunset

  • Tour start times vary throughout the year depending on sunset, below is a rough guide to the start times of the tours to be confirmed directly by the provider at the time of booking:

  • January: starts between 8.15 - 8.30pm

  • February: starts between 7.45 - 8.15pm

  • March: starts between 6.30 - 7.30pm

  • April: starts between 4:45 - 5.15pm (weekends) - 7.00pm (weekdays)

  • May: starts between 4.30 - 5.00pm (weekends) and 7pm (weekdays)

  • June: starts at 4.30pm (weekends), 7pm (weekdays)

  • July: starts between 4.30 - 4.45pm (weekends), 7pm (weekdays)

  • August: starts between 5.00 - 5.30pm (weekends), 7pm (weekdays)

  • September: starts between 5.30 - 7pm

  • October: starts between 7.00 - 7.30pm

  • November: starts between 7.45 - 8.15pm

  • December: starts between 8.15 - 8.30pm


  • The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours

Additional Information

  • Children must be 12 years and over to experience the Zealandia by Night Tour
  • There is a cafe on-site where food can be purchased as well as Halal options

Booking Information

  • Departure times will vary depending on the time of year and time of sunset so prior to taking part in your Night Tour we suggest re-confirming the time
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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