Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Tour by Torchlight

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Age 12 -17



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  • Wildlife sanctuary tour by torchlight
  • Rare native NZ animals

This wildlife sanctuary tour is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. A must do when you're in Wellington, a torchlight tour is your best opportunity to see kiwi, glowworms, tuatara and a host of other Indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat. It is an experience like no other!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Night time entry to the wildlife sanctuary
  • 2.5 hour guided tour

This wildlife sanctuary only a few minutes drive from Wellington CBD is one of the best places to see rare and endangered New Zealand wildlife in their native environment. With the help of a specially-built predator-proof fence, you can see threatened species once again thriving in our the sanctuary.

Come to experience some of New Zealand’s most iconic residents, such as tuatara, New Zealand’s living dinosaur; kaka, our playful bush parrot; saddleback, hihi, bellbird and many more; come to learn the sanctuary's fascinating stories.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience is 2.5 hours long, starting just after sunset at times to be confirmed when booking.
  • The torchlight tours run in the summer season Monday to Sunday
  • In the winter, the torchlight tours only operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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 7.00 - 7.30pm
  • April: starts between 5.00 - 5.45pm
  • May: starts between 4.30 - 5.00pm
  • June: starts at 4.30pm
  • July: starts between 4.30 - 4.45pm
  • August: starts between 5.00 - 5.30pm
  • September: starts between 5.30 - 6.45pm
  • October: starts between 7.00 - 7.30pm
  • November: starts between 7.45 - 8.15pm
  • December: starts between 8.15 - 8.30pm


In the event of rain or inclement weather this experience will still go ahead.

Dress Code

Please wear warm clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a waterproof jacket. In the colder months, we recommend a warm hat.

Other Info

No flash photography is allowed on the tour. Torches with red light filters are supplied.

... and Importantly


  • Adult: 18 years old and over
  • Child: 12 to 17 years old


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.